Webber finished runner-up at last year's Malaysian Grand Prix - can he go one better in 2011? After a difficult weekend on his home turf last weekend, Australian Mark Webber is hoping he will be set for a good result at next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver targeting a podium finish at Sepang.

“Malaysia is a sensational circuit,” Webber is quoted as saying. “It always provides an interesting race, especially with the weather. It’s a great challenge for the driver too in terms of temperature and we’ll need to see how the tyres go there.

“We got a lot of information from the first race and we expect our car to be good in Malaysia – I want to get some champagne and up on to the steps.”

Webber has enjoyed a competitive record at the Sepang circuit – certainly in qualifying, at least – although race days have generally been less kind, with the Australian netting five successive retirements at the track between 2002 and 2006.

At last year’s race, he qualified on pole and finished second to team-mate Sebastian Vettel after the German got the jump on him at the start of the race.

[Original image via LAT]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.