Webber laments tyre strategy after disappointing turn out in Hungary

30th July 2012

Mark Webber has blamed a three-stop pit strategy for his disappointing performance in the weekend's Hungary Grand Prix.

Although currently sitting second in the Formula One driver's championship, the Australian came a disappointing eighth in the race.

That may not seem so bad considering he started 11th on the grid, but Webber was running pretty in fifth before his final pit stop.

Explaining the problem, he said that the Red Bull Racing team had expected other cars to have more problems with the wear of their Pirelli tyres, which would have necessitated more pit stops late on in the race for his rivals.

Webber also suffered differential problems that limited his ability to move up the field.

He said: "We were hoping people would be in a bit more trouble with their tyres at the end.

"We were in fifth place and had a nice cushion, but we've had plenty of times this year where the tyres had stopped working towards the end of the race. Today it didn't really work out that way and we lost places through trying something different."

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