Webber: Title battle still wide open
|By Pablo Elizalde||Monday, August 2nd 2010, 08:46 GMT|
Mark Webber says there is still everything to play for in this year's championship following his Hungarian Grand Prix win.
The Red Bull driver moved into the top of the championship standings thanks to his fourth win of the season, and he is now four points ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton as the Milton Keynes squad continues to capitalise on its superior pace.
Although Red Bull was in a different league at the Hungaroring, Webber insists the title battle remains wide open as Formula 1 heads into the summer break.
"It's good to be leading the points standings, but there are still a lot of chapters to come in this world championship battle, said Webber on his website.
"The top five drivers are separated by 20 points, which is nothing. It's the equivalent of just eight points under last year's points system.
"There's everything to play for, but not until I've turned my phone off and had a couple of weeks' holiday! I'll be in touch again before Spa."
Webber, who benefited from a safety car period to take the lead of Sunday's race, admitted his victory had been pretty easy in the end.
"It feels great to go into the summer break on the back of a win," he added.
"I had to drive what was effectively a three-part race because I didn't pit for tyres when the safety car came out early on, but the strategy paid off and I won the race pretty easily in the end."