Webber targets German points haul

Jaguar Racing's Mark Webber says it is important for his team to be in a position to pick up any scraps left on the F1 table by the big three teams in this weekend's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

Webber targets German points haul

Webber, who has a splendid record at the western German circuit, says it is getting harder and harder to score points as the title battle heats up.

"As always I will be challenging for any points that the big boys leave behind, although at this stage in the game it is always much harder to find a point given the pace and reliability of the big three teams," he said. "Although we have improved our reliability and our pace is evident, our immediate competition has not stood still. Nonetheless, I am pleased with our progress to date - both on the R4 and the R5 development programme for next season.

The Australian, who took time out of his schedule to take a look at the Donington Park DTM race on Sunday, says he is looking forward to this weekend's race at the recently revised Hockenheim.

"Hockenheim is a good, straightforward circuit that I enjoy racing at. I won here with sportscars in 1998 and was on the podium again with F3000 in 2001. The track requires medium to high downforce and I believe that the R4 will suit this circuit more so than it did at Silverstone two weeks ago. Our aim for the last few races very much remains the same and I would like to finish on a high at Hockenheim before going into the three-week break."

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