Webber hopes to stay on top in Barcelona

By on Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20 (GMM) Mark Webber is hoping to turn his season around with a back-to-back Barcelona win this weekend.

The Australian won the Spain-Monaco double header a year ago and on Friday morning at the Circuit de Catalunya got off to a fast start by lapping clearly quicker than any rival.

"Seems to be a good circuit for me, yeah," he confirmed.

Webber, 34, has had to witness his teammate Sebastian Vettel roar into a clear championship lead in 2011 and himself finish fifth, fourth, third and second in the opening four races of the season.

"I will try to keep that going and have a clean weekend and try to go one step further than the last few races and do what I did last year," he said in Spain.

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey said this week that Vettel has adapted better to life on Pirelli tyres this year, and Webber agrees.

"What's absolutely clear is that we were very, very, very even on the Bridgestone tyres, and it's not quite like that on the Pirellis so far, particularly on new tyres," said the Australian.

"That's not an excuse, I'm just answering your question. That's the only thing that's changed. Seb's doing a good job and clearly it's up to me to do better."

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