Departed Webber admits Williams progress

Thu, 15 March 2007, 07:37

Mark Webber admitted on Thursday that Williams appears to be in better shape than Red Bull going into the 2007 season.

The Australian had hoped to bolster his standing on the grand prix grid after two disillusioning years with a flagging Williams camp, but his old team has stepped up over the winter with its new FW29 challenger while Red Bull struggled with the Adrian Newey penned RB3.

Webber, 30, said of Williams: “I don’t think they’re going to win races but they look like they’ve made a good step forward.”

He has been playing down Red Bull’s chances of a strong showing at Melbourne all week, but indicated that it is still early days for the Milton-Keynes based setup.

“It doesn’t happen overnight,” Webber said. “David (Coulthard) and I are working as hard as we can to get the car to get the aerodynamics a little bit better to win some lap time back.”

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