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Webber tips Ferrari’s return to winning form

Ferrari could be on track for victory at Hockenheim and also next Sunday in Hungary, according to Mark Webber.

After a slump in results, the Italian team’s updated F10 is right on the pace in Germany, with Fernando Alonso sharing the front row with Webber’s Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Australian Webber told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that he saw Ferrari’s improvements looming.

“Before Hockenheim, I told a friend: put your money on Alonso winning in Budapest.  Perhaps I was a race early,” he said.

Webber also defended the performance at Hockenheim of Michael Schumacher, after the media made much of the fact that he failed even to make the top ten qualifying segment.

Asked if he was disappointed with the seven time world champion’s form in Germany, Webber answered: “Why?

“In Q2 he did virtually the same time as Nico Rosberg.  The fact that both of them are so far back is the fault of the (Mercedes) car,” he added.