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Webber Aiming for ‘Top Result’ at Silverstone

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Mark Webber is hoping that his Red Bull will continue to suit the characteristics of the Silverstone circuit as he aims for a ‘top result’ at next weekend’s British Grand Prix.

The Australian, who won at the Northamptonshire track last year, is also very complimentary of the new pit and paddock complex, christened the ‘Wing’, that will be used for the first time this year.

“The British Grand Prix is obviously one of the highlights of the calendaras Silverstone is an extremely prestigious venue,” said Webber. “There has beena lot of work done there in the past year including the new pit complex which looks great.

“As proved in previous seasons, the characteristics of the circuit have suited us well. The test will remain if it's the same this time around. I'm looking to get a top result for everyone down the road at the base in Milton Keynes.”

Team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who is the strong favourite to take victory a week on Sunday, is particularly fond of the British fans that flock in their numbers to Silverstone each year.

“Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks and not just because it's 30km from our factory in Milton Keynes,” said the current championship leader, who celebrates his 25th birthday this Sunday. “The fans in Britain are special. They support their own people of course, but they really know so much about our sport and are really fair when it's about acknowledging performance and achievement.

“This year the start and finish have been moved, so let's see what effect that will have. The extreme corner combinations on the track make it a real pleasure for the drivers.

“There are fast corners and often we have to react to the tricky weather conditions. Copse, Maggots, Becketts and Chapel are four of the best corners in Formula One.”

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