Formula 1 - Webber bullish about 2013 form

Mark Webber says he is happy with his own performances despite his disappointing points tally and will bring himself back into contention once Formula 1 returns to Europe.

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Marshalls collect a wheel as they recover Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia's car during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit (Reuters)

The Australian is currently fifth in the world championship after four races, and trails standings-leading Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel by 45 points.

That is the largest gap between them at this stage in a season in their years as team-mates.

But Webber, who was only denied Malaysian Grand Prix victory when Vettel disregarded team orders, says the points situation masks how well he has been driving.

His position has been badly affected by his retirement from the Chinese GP when his Red Bull lost a wheel.

"I think I had good momentum over the winter and drove well in the first three races," he said.

"China was disappointing but apart from that I'm pretty happy with my performances."

Webber finished sixth in the last weekend's Bahrain race.

"I don't think I've ever had a good result around that track, so that's a bit of a bogey circuit," he said.

"But we're going to get to Europe, regroup, and go get them."

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