Webber ignores Button jibe

Webber ignores Button jibe
Mark Webber has brushed off doubts about his potential voiced by rival Jenson Button in Australia - by cheekily suggesting that no-one really cares about what the BAR driver has to say.

Button had suggested that he was not convinced Webber had as much natural talent as some other drivers on the grid, like Fernando Alonso.

But Webber refused to be stirred into hitting back at Button's comments and instead said: "I'm not sure everyone is interested in Jenson's comments.”

Instead, Webber claims he is comfortable with his approach to the new season and ready to cope with the pressures that have inevitably come with racing in front of his home crowd.

Speaking to the Herald Sun about the hype surrounding him he said: "I'm used to it. When I was going through the junior categories they had me in Formula 1 three years before I was ready for Formula 1.

"Then they had you ready for world champion three years before you are ready for world champion. That's the problem when you are the only Australian on the grid. The media will get very keen on pushing that hard.

"But I'm a realist. I'm part of the event. It's the best grand prix in the world and I love to be in front of my home nation. It's as simple as that."
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