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04/17/11
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Webber delights in teammate's defeat  
A delighted Mark Webber was happy his teammate got beat
Mark Webber delighted in Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel's Chinese Grand Prix defeat on Sunday, even if the race winner was McLaren rival Lewis Hamilton.

World champion Vettel had arrived in Shanghai with four straight wins under his belt, two of them from the end of last season, and started the race on pole position for the fourth time in a row.

A two stop strategy, compared to Hamilton's three, proved his undoing - as well as a Kers (kinetic energy recovery system) that stopped working after the first stop - and the 23-year-old German had to settle for second best.

'It was good that someone finally ... of course Seb is in the same team but he has been on a phenomenal run and we are all here together fighting for victories,' said Webber, who charged from 18th on the grid to third.

'Shame McLaren won in a way but also we can't let Seb get too far away,' added the Australian, who has had a tough start to the season and twice suffered failures with his car's Kers system, in the post-race news conference.

'So it was a good day for the racing and good day for us in terms of points for the team.' Red Bull saw their overall lead over McLaren reduced to 20 points after three races from a previous 24. They now have 105 to their rivals' 85.

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