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NOVEMBER 5, 2010

Philosophical Webber says emotional support is with Vettel

Mark Webber has said in Brazil that while everything on the technical side at Red Bull is good, the team is emotionally behind team mate Sebastian Vettel.

When asked his opinion on the personal side of things rather than the technical, Webber said: "It's obvious, isn't it? When young, new chargers come onto the block, that's where the emotion is. That's the way it is. Which is absolutely fine because I've had a great opportunity and a great car to go and do some great things this year, and I have done. I've got favourites in life. I've got people I like to be with. That's how it is. It's human nature."

With the championship situation such that Vettel is still an outsider if he can win the remaining two races in Brazil this weekend and Abu Dhabi next, Webber added that Red Bull risked losing the drivers and constructors championships by racing each other hard all the way, but also admitted that it is hard to know how he would react if the boot was on the other foot and he was asked to support Vettel.

"It's tough to know how you would do things," he said. "There's a lot of really good people at this team and there's no getting away from the fact that we would love to win some championships this year. We're at different parts of our career as well, so it's not as easy as some might imagine. I'd need to think a lot further about that.

"For different reasons here and there, obviously Seb's never led the championship this year and I have, so whatever happens in all the races we've had, we've now got two races to go and that's what the scoreboard says. Whatever the best way we go about handling trying to win the championship, we'll see on the Monday after Abu Dhabi if it was the right way.

"If you had asked me at the start of the year - I have a chance of winning the championship, I've won four races, I've had nine podiums, it's been a sensational year for me. I can still put the icing on the cake and I'd love to be able to do that. If we don't, then the sun still comes up on Monday morning..."