Webber baffled by Australian GP pace

Mark Webber says he plans to investigate all aspects of his Australian Grand Prix in a bid to understand why he finished a distant fifth, more than 38s behind race-winner and team-mate Sebastian Vettel

Webber baffled by Australian GP pace

The Australian has been uncharacteristically outpaced by the world champion throughout the weekend and was 0.8s slower than Vettel in qualifying as well, and seemed to be much heavier on the Pirelli tyres than the German.

Afterwards, Webber admitted that he was disappointed with his performance in Melbourne.

"A tough race, to be honest," said Webber, who employed a three-stop strategy, which compare to the three podium finishers Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Vitaly Petrov, who all opted for two.

"I was pushing as hard as I could but I wasn't getting much back so I don't know why.

"It was similar to yesterday. I haven't been on the pace all weekend and obviously we will look into why."

Asked by the BBC whether he thought there might have been something wrong with his car, he replied: "I don't know.

"Of course you have got to look at everything, including yourself. Obviously to finish that far behind is not really usual so I don't know what happened.

"Let's stay cool, it's the first race - disappointing not to get a much better result here because it was certainly possible but in the end everyone deserved the result they got today and that's what they got."

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