Webber Accuses Coulthard of False Start

Australian Mark Webber called on Formula One to monitor race starts more closely after accusing Red Bull's David Coulthard of jumping the gun at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix

Webber Accuses Coulthard of False Start

"The biggest thing is they have to do something about people jumping starts," said the Williams driver, who finished fourth at Suzuka after starting seventh, alongside Coulthard in sixth.

"I mean Coulthard went two weeks early. It was like Ralf (Schumacher) in Brazil. With the technology we have, they have to do something. One thousand percent, he went before the lights went out."

Coulthard was less than impressed with the charge.

"Go speak to the FIA," said the Scot. "There's a start system in place. As the lights started to change I went. It doesn't really matter what the drivers think."

Webber was also frustrated about failing to gain his second podium of the season in a pulsating race won by McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen.

"I'm pissed off of course that I'm not on the podium for the team but fourth is third loser," said Webber, who has had a mixed first season since joining Williams from Jaguar.

"Williams are a team which wants more of course but the season we've had has been tough."

He added: "Particularly at a playground like Suzuka, it's good for us to get a result because it's a very hard track for the track and the driver."

Webber is 10th in the drivers' standings with just next weekend's Chinese Grand Prix remaining this season and his only podium a third place in Monaco.

However, the Australian refused to dwell on the negatives.

"A lot of the season is water under the bridge and I'm not very keen on looking at what happened in the past," he shrugged.

"This is my best effort at Suzuka since I've been coming here so in the end I'm happy with everything. You have to keep going forward."

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