Home race is key for Bulls

Mark Webber wins at Silverstone in 2012
Mark Webber wins at Silverstone in 2012

Red Bull Racing will make the short journey to Silverstone this weekend looking to make it four out of five at their home Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel triumphed at the Northamptonshire track in 2009, while Mark Webber added victories in 2010 and 2012.

And after Vettel’s dominant win in Canada three weeks ago, few would bet against another Red Bull success this weekend.

Another win at the British Grand Prix on Sunday could be pivotal for the Tilbrook team as they seek to win their fourth clean-sweep of titles in succession.

Two-time Silverstone winner Webber, who lives near Aylesbury, considers the race as his second home GP, and says it means a lot to the staff back at the factory to win on their doorstep.

“We want to do our best at every race we go to,” he said. “I’m sure it means that little bit extra for the staff members and their families, as many will be watching on site.

“They’re very proud of the effort they put in during the year and of the car and it’s their time to show it.

“It’s the home race for a lot of the team and it’s my second home race.

“The Silverstone GP is a brilliant weekend, it’s such a prestigious event and that’s why it’s so nice to get a great result there.”

Webber currently sits fifth in the standings. Vettel leads the championship by 36 points from Fernando Alonso, with Red Bull on top in the constructors’ title by 56 points over Ferrari.