Mark Webber says Red Bull knee-jerk reaction over German GP defeat is unnecessary
|By Jonathan Noble and Jamie O'Leary||Thursday, July 28th 2011, 14:52 GMT|
Mark Webber says Red Bull will not be forced into a knee-jerk reaction following its defeat by McLaren and Ferrari at last weekend's German Grand Prix.
Drivers Webber and Sebastian Vettel, who have dominated the season so far, could only finish third and fourth at the Nurburgring after overworking their tyres and causing them to degrade quicker than their rivals' rubber at the end of each race stint.
This, coupled with Fernando Alonso's British Grand Prix victory, means Red Bull has gone two races without a win for the first time since September last year.
However, Webber says there is no need to panic as Vettel still holds a commanding 77-point lead over the Australian in the drivers' championship while the team is 112 ahead of McLaren in the race for the constructors' prize.
"There is no need for a knee-jerk reaction," said the Australian during the build-up to the Hungarian GP. "We don't plan to have meetings or plan stuff any quicker than we do [normally]. We know we don't take anything for granted, we haven't done that for 18 months, we will arrive there quickly.
"[Red Bull chief technical officer] Adrian [Newey] is working very hard with his group of people and [chief designer] Rob Marshall and his people are all working hard.
"We are not cruising around. We are looking at what will conceptually work for our car for the remaining races. We were a little bit off the pace in Nurburgring, [but] not much. We challenged for the victory, but we need to go quicker again.
"That is what we need to work on, we learn about ourselves going racing and that is the most important thing - to react in a positive, constructive way off the back of being beaten fair and square."