• Australian Grand Prix - FP2

'Confident' Webber frustrated by weather

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Mark Webber admitted it was frustrating that Friday's practice sessions were compromised by rain but says he feels "confident" in the RB8.

Webber's team-mate Sebastian Vettel was unhappy with his car's performance during the first day's running at Melbourne, but Webber was less concerned. He confirmed that more dry running would have been preferable ahead of what is likely to be a dry race but said he's confident that the car responds to what he wants it to do.

"One thing in Formula One we can't control, and that's the weather," Webber said. "Mother Nature, she doesn't stop and that's the way it is. We got some dry running at the end of the day. I feel confident in the car. I'm driving it, it's not driving me. Both Sebastian and I are very similar in what we're demanding of the car of the moment, and that's always a good thing. So we'll work hard overnight into getting the most out of the car for tomorrow."

Webber also felt that there was a lot more to come from all the teams throughout the rest of the weekend.

"No one will be saying they've reached their optimum, there's maybe 30 or 40 per cent to come. It's going to be tight ... there's some bloody good cars out there."

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