Webber: Vettel was out of reach
|By Jonathan Noble and Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, May 8th 2011, 14:29 GMT|
Mark Webber says second place in the Turkish Grand Prix was the maximum he could have hoped for, conceding team-mate Sebastian Vettel is on top of his game right now.
The Australian finished over eight seconds behind Vettel, who went on to score his third victory in four races, from which he had always started from pole.
Webber admitted he could have had a better shot had Nico Rosberg not passed him at the start, but he conceded second was the best possible result.
"I got the maximum I could actually," said Webber. "It would have been difficult to beat Seb. It would have been easier if I was ahead of Rosberg. Nico is doing his race, fair enough. [I] could have made a cleaner move initially. In the end the result is as it deserves to be, I think."
The Red Bull driver said it was Vettel's rivals responsibility to push him into making errors.
"He is on top of his game. He's had a great start to the season and he is near to his maximum. It's not ideal for the rest of us, but it is up to us to to bring that to the end sooner rather than later.
"Everyone has weaknesses, and it is up to you to interrogate those as much as you can. Seb has done a good start, and the team has done a great job so that is it."