Webber aims to rediscover consistency for F1 title bid in 2013
|By Jonathan Noble
||Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:18 GMT
Mark Webber believes rediscovering his consistency is key to his title hopes this year.
Keen to get back to the form that helped him take the title fight all the way to the final round in 2010, Webber thinks that he and his team must eradicate the kind of troubled spell they endured at the end of last year.
When asked by AUTOSPORT during an Infiniti-hosted press conference in Melbourne on Wednesday about what he needs to be in a position to fight for the title again like he did in 2010, Webber said that delivering every weekend was essential.
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"I think I was very, very consistent in 2011 as well, but obviously the overall pace wasn't there - or there were not enough wins there," he said.
"The back half of 2012 was the first time I had a few DNFs and a few non-decent points finishes.
"I think 2010/2011 were very similar, the difference was in 2011 was that Seb amassed a huge number of wins very, very fast so that was pretty much done.
"Last year started very, very well and then towards the end of that year, we had a couple of races where I didn't drive very well and we had more than our fair share of mechanical gremlins which didn't help.
"But have I got what it takes to do that again? Absolutely. I am capable of doing it, no question about that. I believe I can.
"We have got a good car again, we believe. Whether it is enough to challenge for a consistent championship remains to be seen, as there is no one this early in the season who can predict how well their car is going to be going in the middle of the championship.
"So I just need to keep doing what I have been doing, with the exception being the end of last year.
"And we need to keep the momentum – even within our own environment. Keeping that momentum going – and making sure we are doing enough winning to get the big points.
"But also you need to keep the consistency. You can't win each grand prix - that is impossible."