Webber left to lament another poor start
14 October 2012 – Once again, the start let Mark Webber down in Korea as the pole-sitter immediately fell behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel at the first corner. Still part of the first team one-two finish of 2012, the Australian naturally felt a pang of disappointment.
“The start wasn’t sensational, will have to look into it,” he said on the podium. “Probably the initial getaway wasn’t too great. After that I thought I won’t risk too much. It was neck-and-neck along the back straight and then I tried to hold it after that.
“It was all about tyres and it was difficult to keep the front-right alive. The final stint was easier. It obviously is a bit disappointing but Seb did a great drive. I’m happy to have a good result for myself and it’s obviously very good for the team.”
Fifth in the Drivers’ Championship, Webber has now moved to within a single point of Lewis Hamilton who struggled to tenth place today.