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Consistent car key to championship - Webber

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Mark Webber says the most consistently competitive car will win the world championship this season.

While Red Bull has been the class of the field in recent years, Fernando Alonso leads the drivers' championship by 40 points despite the Ferrari being the fourth quickest car in Hungary last time out. Webber told Reuters that the overall speed of the car was not important, but that having a car that is competitive at the most tracks will be crucial in such an open season.

"I don't know who's got the fastest car," Webber said. "There's always talk that it's not the fastest car, but you need the most consistent one. I don't think anyone's got the fastest car at the moment. We did after Valencia and then Fernando had it at Silverstone until six laps to go and then all of a sudden we had it again. And then McLaren turned up for a few weeks. And Lotus."

Webber also said that he doesn't expect to see any dominant victories during the remainder of the season, with Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus all capable of challenging at the front.

"Kimi (Raikkonen) pushed Lewis (Hamilton) over the line in Budapest and before that we had Fernando winning with JB (Jenson Button) there and me in Silverstone. So it is up and down. "We do know we can go [to Spa] and have a chance, no question about it. But I don't think anyone will sail off into the distance. Those days are numbered."

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