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One step forward, two steps back // Mark Webber finishes fifth in the Australian Grand Prix

Published by Christine

Mark Webber finishes fifth in the Australian Grand Prix
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Mark Webber runs wide making his way around the Albert Park street circuit. Webber had a disappointing weekend all round, in front of his home crowd, with teammate Sebastian Vettel absolutely dominating at the front of the grid.

Pole position went to Vettel, and the young German easily took the victory on Sunday, with Webber coming in fifth after starting third. Webber has admitted to being mystified why his teammate has the extra speed over him, and he looked very subdued after the Grand Prix.

"Seb drove a good race, in terms of what the car can do, but it's not normal for me not to go and match the rhythm at the front. I should be able to stay with these guys, but today I finished a long way behind. It was a tough race and I was pushing as hard as I could, but I wasn't getting much back."