Webber philosophical about retirement
22 September 2013 – Mark Webber remained philosophical in the aftermath of his last lap retirement in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, commenting that other drivers have had to endure worse throughout the course of the season.
Webber is generally considered to have suffered the lion’s share of Red Bull’s technical problems since the squad became consistent title contenders, with the latest incident quickly developing in the final stages of the race. Despite the disappointment, the Australian remained upbeat about his overall performance.
"I think I did pretty much everything I could today," he began. "We had pace in the car when we needed, we managed the tyres and made a very good undercut on Nico, I was really happy with that lap. Then six laps from the end, the guys were getting worried about the car.
"So, yeah, it’s annoying but someone’s had a tougher day than me somewhere and that’s the way it goes. I was having to short shift, but then, unlike Monza, we started to lose a lot of power. We were just trying to get home at that point but then on the last lap we caught fire."