'Won't have been able to sleep had I not attacked'

Updated: 15 July 2011 17:09 IST

Red Bull's Mark Webber feels it would have been difficult for him to sleep if he had not tried to race aggressively towards the end of the British Grand Prix last week.

'Won't have been able to sleep had I not attacked'

New Delhi:

Red Bull's Mark Webber feels it would have been difficult for him to sleep if he had not tried to race aggressively towards the end of the British Grand Prix last week.


Despite team orders to back off towards the end of the race as team-mate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel was a position ahead, Webber had attempted to take the second spot, though unsuccessfully at the end. In his blog on BBC, the Australians says that he understands the frustrations of his team but strategies do not count for much in the final laps of a race. "To be told to hold the position is something I wasn't prepared to follow at the time. If I'd backed off and held the gap at three seconds, as I was asked to do, it would have been much more difficult for me to sleep after the race," he wrote for the webs-site of the news agency.

The Australian however mentioned that he understood the constraints of a team which has two very competitive drivers. "They (the team) weren't happy - not because they didn't want me to finish second; they just didn't want us to have contact," he clarified.

The 34-year-old said he had a meeting with team principal Christian Horner and wrote that both walked away from the incident from both perspectives.



Topics : Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber British Grand Prix Formula 1
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