Webber: No favours for Seb

2013-10-12 12:12
Mark Webber (AFP)

Suzuka - Mark Webber has vowed that he will go for victory in the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position Saturday, declaring he will not pull over for world title-seeking teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber was incensed earlier this year when Vettel ignored Red Bull team orders and passed him to win in Malaysia, and said there would be no favours on Sunday at Suzuka.

The Australian's comments come despite Vettel being set to win the championship for the fourth time in a row -- if he finishes first, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is outside the top eight.

"He'll do his race tomorrow and I'll do my race," said the straight-talking Webber. "Seb's had a phenomenal year. It's not like it's the last race of the championship.

"Sebastian has a big points lead because of the work he's put in. He can't qualify on pole every race. Let's see how it's looking at the end of the race. In general we'll be there for ourselves tomorrow.

"We'll do what we can to get to turn one first and see what we do from there."

Webber added: "This is the links course of the golf world or the big wave stuff for surfers. I've had a few good starts and a few average ones but I'm going to take the challenge on."

Webber has previously claimed Red Bull show favouritism to Vettel.

The Australian is searching for the first win of his final Formula One season, after announcing his retirement in June.


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