Webber disappointed not to have got closer to Vettel in qualifying

Mark Webber admitted that he was disappointed with his fourth position on the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after failing to capitalise on his encouraging pace through practice

Webber disappointed not to have got closer to Vettel in qualifying

Webber has been closer to his dominant Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel this weekend than of late and had hoped to challenge the German in qualifying, but said that a 'scrappy lap' prevented him from making more of his potential.

"We had to communicate a little bit more during the lap than we would have liked with little things we were trying to manage," he said. "So it was a bit of a pain to prep the lap like that. In the end I'm disappointed with the last lap really. There was certainly more there.

"Sometimes you see Seb's lap and you go wow I can't do that but while he did a good lap for sure, I didn't feel I got the most out of it today."

Webber added that he didn't expect a thrilling contest from the race and that even in spite of DRS, he though overtaking would be difficult.

"Hopefully McLaren can stir things up on the first lap, slipstreaming or whatever, which they have done a little bit of in the past," he said. "It will be interesting first sector and then we will get into the race from there.

"I don't know how exciting the race is going to be in terms of overtaking to be honest. This track is traditionally hard to pass on, we'll see how the DRS goes, but we've seen around here it's been tricky before. It will be all down to DRS and the pitstops."

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