Webber says final two races may not be blockbusters

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing. Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Preparations, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Thursday 1 November 2012.Nov.13 (GMM) Mark Webber has warned that the 2012 F1 World Championship finale may not be as spectacular as some are expecting.

The Australian’s Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, and Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso, are separated by just 10 points with only the races in Austin and Brazil races still to come.

But Webber told WA Today: “They may not even see each other on-track – that’s the way it turns out sometimes.

“It’s a bit like an FA Cup final or the rugby league grand final – sometimes it doesn’t live up to the hype.”

Indeed, while Ferrari is pushing hard to improve its F2012, the latest rumour is that upgrades tested at Idiada recently failed to deliver the expected speed boost.

Even Felipe Massa admits that Red Bull is the favourite going into this weekend’s US Grand Prix.

“It’s a new track, and I might be wrong,” he told Brazilian reporters this week, “but from what I’ve seen on the simulator, it’s similar to Korea and India.

“We were reasonably competitive on those two circuits, but Red Bull was very strong,” said Alonso’s Ferrari teammate.

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  • Terry

    Ferrari is dumb. Chris Dyer and Ross Brawn should be back to Ferrari. Pat Fry and Nicholas are good for nothing.

  • Nowhereman

    It sure looks as though Ferrari does not have the Engineering disiplines to match RB.
    They have had enough time to catch up.
    If Alonso can pull off just one more win, he might have a chance.
    If not, all he can do is hope for some RB failure(s) to bring Vettel back into knife fighting range.
    It’s a shame really as Fernando had earned his pay this year and if an when Ferrari gives him a pole capable machine, he might really show everyone what he can do.