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After winning the season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix, Australian Mark Webber believes his win will be a "good tonic" for him to return faster and stronger in 2012. Webber's victory meant he finished third in the 2011 championship behind Jenson Button. The 35-year-old had previously been overshadowed by his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel all season, after the young German enjoyed 11 wins and 15 pole-positions on his way to a second consecutive world title.
When asked about the 2012 season, Webber said;
"I think I will have a stronger season than this year. I started off poorly for different reasons, but we will look at all areas to get to the highest level. When the bar is at the highest level, I don't just look at Seb. There is Jenson (Button), Fernando (Alonso) - these guys are on the top pace. It is a good tonic for me, this race. It's good to sign off like this."
In Monday morning’s race (AEDST), Webber took the lead after 30 laps when Vettel was troubled by gearbox issues. Despite this, once Webber passed him, Vettel was still able to maintain his pace and had no problem staying behind his team-mate, even setting numerous fastest laps.
After the race, many critics were suggesting team orders for Webber to take the lead had come in to play however Vettel quickly dismissed these suggestions;
"We had no choice. More and more I was forced to slow down and at the end I was not using second gear."
In the other big news story of the race, veteran Brazilian driver and home-town hero Rubens Barrichello, made a slow start from 12th on the grid and finished in 14th position overall. It is feared that Barichello, who is yet to secure a drive for next season, could have driven his last F1 race after an impressive 18-year career.
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