2010 championship leader Mark Webber has admitted his disappointment at qualifying in fifth position for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, but still believes he could be in contention for a race win if the cards fall his way.

Qualifying - Mark Webber“I knew the front row was going to be very competitive today, so I’m a bit disappointed to be off the second row,” the Australian said to the media after qualifying. “I couldn’t have done a lap to get on the front row, so it could be worse – could be better – we keep hanging in there. It’s a long race tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes.”

Having generally been a few tenths off team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s pace for most of the weekend – with the exception of his session-topping performing in opening practice – Webber refused to blame any particular problem with the car, nor could he identify a specific area of the 5-kilometre lap where he was losing time.

“[I’ve been] having trouble getting the rhythm around here, so there’s a few places I know I lost time on most of my laps because I wasn’t fast enough. Simple as that. [Sebastian] has been very fast all weekend and Fernando [Alonso] got the pole. Fair play to them.”

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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