Mark Webber says a win for Red Bull at Monza would be a “massive psychological blow” for their rivals.
Red Bull have previously not been able to exert their usual dominance on F1’s fastest tracks.
But their one-two finish at Spa-Francorchamps two weeks ago gives Webber cause for optimism heading into this weekend’s race at the fastest track on the calendar.
Writing in his column for the BBC Webber said: “If we can pull out another strong result this weekend, it would be like what in football they call a six-pointer – when you beat a team that is fighting for the same thing as you.
“And it wouldn’t just help us mathematically; it would be a massive psychological blow to our rivals as well at this point of the season.”
Webber added he is disappointed at seeing the Turkish Grand Prix disappear from the 2012 F1 calendar:
“In some ways, that’s a shame. They were super-friendly there, and it’s a good track, with what has become very quickly a famous corner – the high-speed multi-apex Turn Eight.
“But the fans just did not turn up. We were racing in front of the marshals. It was so disappointing.”
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