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Mark Webber closes in on World Endurance Championship

Mark Webber closes in on World Endurance Championship
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Almost exactly five years after Mark Webber lost http://www.billsofficialonlineshop.com/AUTHENTIC+BRUCE+SMITH+JERSEY his best chance of becoming Formula 1 world champion, the Australian is on the brink of fulfilling his title dream in the World Endurance Championship this weekend in Bahrain.
In only his second season with Porsche, Webber and his two team-mates, German Timo Bernhard and New Zealander Brendon Hartley, need a fourth-place finish or better in the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday to complete a remarkable run of success for car number 17.
Winners of the last four races, they were runners-up at the previous event in June and took third at Spa in the race before that in May.
Webber, 39, cannot remember such a hot streak of form beyond his days in junior categories and admits he never expected to be in contention so quickly at this stage of his return to sportscars.
"I'm very surprised we're in this position," he said. "We had a few tough races at the start of the championship and now here we are in Bahrain ready to close the championship off hopefully.
"It started in an incredible June where we got two cars home at Le Mans and had a 1-2 against Audi.
"Since then we have won every race and I don't think we envisaged that - the aggressive mentality of the F1 approach."
Not surprisingly, after his 12 years at Aaron Murray Elite Jersey the highest level of single-seater, open-wheel competition, Webber draws heavily on his experience of fighting against the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, the other contenders for the 2010 title at the final race of that season in Abu Dhabi.
He learnt the hard way on that occasion, finishing eighth behind his three rivals and third overall in the championship. This time he aims to make amends.
"Being a professional for so long, you have the ability to deal with the emotions and really pull it right back and just keep the basics in order, and that's what we've got to try to do," said Webber.
"Having the scenarios played out if we've got things we need to deal with - are we rehearsed, are we practised, are we ready to go?
"We don't want any what ifs, any 'woulda, coulda, shoulda' at 10pm on Saturday night."
Webber's challenge in 2010 was complicated by his acrimonious relationship with Red Bull team-mate Vettel.
The German profited most from the http://www.coltsnflofficialauthentic.com/AUTHENTIC+ANDREW+LUCK+JERSEY Australian's problems with backmarkers under the lights at Yas Marina by winning the race and the championship.
The team dynamic within the three-man Porsche 919 Hybrid line-up is noticeably more harmonious.
"You have to be super, super open with each other in terms of communication, in terms of getting the best out of each other, the little strengths and weaknesses of each other in terms of corners you like, what type of tracks you like, what type of conditions do you like and even how the car develops," he revealed.

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