Webber: Fernando has lost some of his lead, that’s good for all of us

Mark Webber with Sebastian Vettel during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 31, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

Mark Webber with Sebastian Vettel

Sep.5 (GMM) Red Bull driver Mark Webber insists he is not too worried despite falling from second to third in the drivers’ 2012 Formula One World Championship standings after the Belgian GP at Spa last weekend.

Mark Webber Red Bull RB8 during the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on September 2, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.The Australian was Fernando Alonso’s closest challenger at the top of the points standings, but he finished just sixth in Belgium and therefore dropped behind his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.

But because Ferrari‘s Alonso scored no points at all at Spa, Webber’s deficit to the Spaniard has actually become smaller, and now stands at 32 points, with eight races to go.

“At the moment everything is very tight at the top,” the Red Bull driver told Austrian television Servus TV.

“Fernando has lost some of his lead, and that’s good for all of us,” added Webber.

He said dropping from second in the standings to third behind Vettel is not an issue.

“It is less about the position than about the points. Whether you’re second, third or fourth right now doesn’t matter, what matters is that you stay in reach.

“For me and the others, everything is still open with so many races still to go,” said the 36-year-old.

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  • Speedo

    This statement should not have been made under the circumstances which led to Alonso losing out. Grosjean will be there in the races following Monza along with Maldonado. It could happen to the Red Bull drivers. I am still seething that Alonso and Lewis both lost out.

  • Butterfly

    Don’t worry, Mark, Fernando will grow that lead back if his Ferrari is just good enough, which will probably be this weekend at Monza.

  • alonso_is_slow

    A statement similar to Damon Hill’s many.