Sebastian Vettel admitted Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was in a league of his own after his commanding victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Webber, starting from pole position, was never challenged and took victory by over 24 seconds from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Vettel had a day full of trouble and was lucky to make it to the end after his brakes were critical during the final laps.
"A lot of things went wrong today," said Vettel, who still managed to finish in third. "The start was OK, there was no chance to get past Mark and not worth taking the risk. It was quite slippery where he was so I didn't want to go around the outside.
"I was not quick enough. I struggled with the balance. Mark was in his own league today."
The German, now 10 points behind the championship leader, admitted he had mixed feelings about the result. He said Red Bull has to work on its reliability after losing valuable points due to problems yet again.
"I don't know how to feel, third is not a bad position but I think we had a quite bad race today with quite a lot of things happening," he said. "It's good to take some points. We need to work and keep pushing. The car is fast, but you need to be able to use it every single time. It is a 50 percent chance of getting through: Mark had a race without any problems, so for me it was the other way around."