x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Horner backs Webber after Malaysian GP recovery

Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, has no doubts Mark Webber's time will come this season after praising his recovery in the Malaysia Grand Prix on Sunday.

Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, has no doubts Mark Webber's time will come this season after praising his recovery in the Malaysia Grand Prix on Sunday.

Webber started from third on the grid at Sepang, but by the end of the first lap had dropped to a miserable 10th, only for a stunning strategy to propel him up to fourth come the conclusion.

"Obviously he'll be disappointed with the start, but I've spoken with him and he takes a lot of heart out of his performance," Horner said of Webber. "To only just miss out on a podium after the first lap he had was a great drive."