Bizarre lack of pace hindered Webber in Germany but he’s Hungary to improve this weekend

Mark Webber has been followed by controversy since his British Grand Prix win at Silverstone
Mark Webber has been followed by controversy since his British Grand Prix win at Silverstone
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Mark Webber says he is looking forward to going straight into the Hungarian grand prix after a mysterious lack of pace cost him dear in Germany at the weekend.

The Aston Clinton Red Bull racer endured a tricky German Grand Prix where he started and finished in eighth position, after a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

With controvesy surrounding the incident, Webber is happy to shift the focus straight back to driving and getting his title bid back on track in

Budapest this weekend.

“This is a good grand prix,” Webber said in his weekly diary.

“The Hungaroring is a technical, busy little track and there’s always a good atmosphere.

“There’s quite a mixed fanbase here. A lot of Poles used to turn up in support of Robert (Kubica) and the Finnish contingent will be quite large this year now that Kimi Raikkonen’s back. Grip levels change quite a bit over the weekend, so the drivers need to be on their game.

“To be quick, you need a car with sensational downforce.

“The track’s very bumpy in places, so you have to grab it by the horns and really attack.

“Adding to the allure of this race is Budapest. It’s an historic city, it has lots of culture and some great food. Good looking people too!”

The Aussie has been left ‘frustrated’ by events in Germany, admitting: “I wasn’t really strong enough at any stage to challenge for a decent haul of points.

“Sundays have normally been okay for me, but not today. I couldn’t stay with the people that I normally race against, so we’ll look into why that was and come back stronger.”