Webber wants to end his F1 season on a high in Brazil after Red Bull seal third straight constructors’ championship title

Mark Webber has hailed his 'phenomenal' team
Mark Webber has hailed his 'phenomenal' team
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Mark Webber will be on his way back to Aston Clinton next week for a rest after a long, hard F1 season.

And he hopes to be returning with some silverware and a Brazilian hat-trick after the last grand prix of the campaign at Interlagos.

It is the only GP Webber has won twice and he hopes to make it third time lucky and end his recent run of frustrating results.

He said: “It (Brazil) is on my list of races that people should visit because the atmosphere at the track is fantastic.

“We know how passionate the South Americans are about their football and they are extremely vocal when watching motor racing as well.

The circuit sits in a bowl, giving it the feel of an amphitheatre... it results in a fantastic atmosphere on race day. The drivers’ parade is always good fun.

“The track is at high altitude, so it’s tough for the engines and its anti-clockwise direction makes it pretty physical for the drivers. We had a few security issues a few years ago, but I like the way there’s a healthy bit of chaos about the event. You definitely know you’re in Brazil!”

Webber saw his run of 59 races without retirement due to mechanical failure come to an end at the inaugural US Grand Prix on lap 17.

It was not all doom and gloom, though, as teammate Sebastian Vettel’s second place gave Red Bull Racing enough points to clinch the constructors’ championship for the third consecutive year.

With one race remaining, the team has an unassailable 73-point lead over Ferrari.

“It’s been a phenomenal effort by the team,” Webber said.

“McLaren have won one constructors’ title in the last 20 years, which proves how hard they are to get – and we’ve taken three in a row.

“That’s going some. I’m proud of my contribution. Seb and I have been a very powerful driver combination and there’s been a lot of silverware and special moments along the way.”

Red Bull’s victory in the Constructors’ Championship capped a hugely successful weekend for Formula One at the Circuit of the Americas, near Austin, Texas. A race day crowd of 117,429 created a spectacular atmosphere and the drivers put on a good race.

“I think this race has been a mega success,” Webber added.

“The crowd has been massive; the fans have been passionate and they’ve really embraced the race.

“They gave us a great welcome on the drivers’ parade.”