Vettel in another category, says Webber
3 November 2013 – Mark Webber says Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel was "in another category" during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the German claiming a seventh straight win.
Webber, who started from pole position after an inspired qualifying performance, endured a small amount of wheel spin as the lights went out, allowing Vettel and Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg to get the jump on the run down to the first corner.
Although the Australian was able to move back ahead of Rosberg later in the race, Vettel had surged half a minute clear, a gap that was simply too significant to erode.
"The start wasn't great," Webber said during the podium interviews. "Nico got an unbelievable one and Seb's was a bit better than mine. We were not strong enough on the Soft tyres, Seb got a good gap and we had to reposition on the Primes.
"Then Seb was gone; he was in another category at the front. He's in a sweet spot for sure, he's driving well. I did my best today, I would like to have won but it was Seb's."
Red Bull's 1-2 result is its third of the 2013 campaign, after Malaysia and Japan.