Webber says he does not want Vettel to give up positions for him
|By Jonathan Noble and Pablo Elizalde||Saturday, October 29th 2011, 10:19 GMT|
Mark Webber says he does not want Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel to give away any positions in order to help him secure second place in the drivers' championship.
Although Red Bull has hinted at the possibility of imposing team orders to help the Australian move up to second in the standings, Webber says nothing has changed for him.
And he made it clear he does not want any help from Vettel if it means the German giving up a position.
"Nothing will be different," said Webber after qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. "There has been a lot of talk from the team but nothing from me.
"I don't want any positions off Sebastian for the remainder of the year."
Webber is currently fourth in the standings, 13 points behind McLaren's Jenson Button.
Webber qualified in third place on Saturday but will start alongside Vettel after Lewis Hamilton is handed a penalty for ignoring yellow flags on Friday.
The Australian admitted he could have gone quicker, but a yellow flag caused by Felipe Massa in the dying seconds of qualifying meant he could only complete one run.
"It has been a good challenge for all of us," he added. "It's a good venue. It's tricky to work out the strategy and the tyres not easy for one timed lap. Lots of teams tried different styles to get more out of car.
"I could have done better in the first sector on my first lap, my only run. Then we got yellow flags with Felipe."