JANUARY 18, 2004
Webber aims for his first podium
Mark Webber says that he hopes that the new Jaguar R5 will give him his first chance to get on the F1 podium.
"I would love to see my first podium," says the Australian, "but I wouldn't be totally distraught if it didn't happen. Basically we need to see good progression and grab more points than we did in 2003."
Webber says that he hopes that Christian Klien his new team mate will also be scoring points.
"He has adapted to the car incredibly quickly," said Webber. "I have never looked to duck a challenge - F1 is about racing against the best in the world - and the ultimate fight is beating the guy within your own team with the same equipment. I'm a pretty competitive person and I love the battle. It's also healthy for the team as a whole. If I have a bad day hopefully he will be able to pick up the points that I missed out on. Last year I scored all bar one of the team's points and that killed us in the championship. We need to have two drivers capable of regularly scoring points and Christian could be the guy to help me do that."
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