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Webber remains motivated despite recent comments

The Australian is determined to claim a victory before he leaves Formula One at the end of the season
Thursday, September 19, 2013

SINGAPORE, September 19th, 2013 (F1Plus / Jacob Polychronis) - Mark Webber insists that he remains driven for the remainder of the season despite recently admitting a struggle with motivation over the past two years.

In light of his recent admission, Webber still presented a typically determined figure ahead of this weekend’s race in Singapore.

Webber said to F1plus: “I’m not just saying let’s fast forward the last seven races, I still want to do bloody well. That’s important to me.”

Also important to Webber is claiming a final race victory before his retirement from Formula One. The Red Bull driver’s last victory was at Silverstone in 2012.

“I think it would be nice to hit the middle step [of the podium] before the year is out for sure and there’s no reason why we can’t.”

Such is Red Bull’s form that it seems every track is tailored to the RB9. Subsequently, there appear to be seven realistic opportunities for the Australian to claim a final race victory.

“It would be good here. There’s never a bad place to win. There’s Korea, Suzuka is obviously a beautiful circuit to drive on, Suzuka is amazing. Brazil? Third time there…why not? That would be nice. You’ll take them as they come mate.”

Still happily retiring

Despite the elusiveness of a race win this season, Webber exits Formula One with no regrets. This was a point which Webber was sure to make clear to the international media. 

“I am absolutely, completely happy with my decision. I am not regretting anything about retiring at the end of the year. If the regulations were similar next year maybe I would have made a different decision but I knew they weren’t going to be.”

Webber’s strongest competition will come in the form of his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel. Vettel’s retirement at Silverstone is the sole occasion in which he has been out-driven by Webber in 2013.

Webber’s best finish in Singapore is third which he achieved in 2010 and 2011.  

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