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Webber: Qualifying problems "massively frustrating"

Mark Webber sat out Q3 after a KERS failure left him stranded in the Red Bull garage. He will start the Hungarian Grand Prix 10th
Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27th, 2013 (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - Fortune seems to be against Mark Webber. The Australian Red Bull driver has suffered problems with his car on a number of occasions in 2013, and the latest issues occurred during today's qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. 

Webber suffered a KERS failure during Q2 that cost him some performance, probably around three tenths of a second per lap. He managed to make it through to the top-ten shootout in Q3, but spent the session stuck in the Red Bull garage. After not setting a time in Q3, Webber will start Sunday's race from 10th on the grid.

After the disappointment of qualifying, Webber said, ""It's stupid, it's embarrassing and it's a brutal circuit to be out of position. We should be challenging for the front row."

As if to prove Webber's point, Sebastian Vettel qualified second in the other Red Bull. But for Webber it was a day of problems that started with a gear-shifting issue in the third and final practice session in the morning. 

Webber was pessimistic about his chances in the race, at a track where overtaking is notoriously difficult: "Hopefully we'll get [the problems] sorted for tomorrow, but it's going to be hard to get the result we should do."

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