Mark Webber welcomed the opportunity to race in the wet conditions of the Chinese Grand Prix, but added that the weather was "right on the edge" of making it too difficult to drive in.
The Australian, who finished second behind his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, pointed out that Formula 1 drivers should be capable of racing in the rain and that there was no point during the Shanghai event when he believed it should have stopped prematurely – as was the case in Malaysia.
"It was pretty tough," he said. "I think it was right on the limit in terms of the aquaplaning. We saw in Fuji last year (2007) also, not easy. So, any more – if the rain was heavier – I think it would have been touch and go, again.
"We are supposed to be the best guys in the world and let's be tested and those sort of racing conditions is the ultimate challenge in terms of those type of conditions. That's important.
"We race in all conditions, we race in 17 different tracks, we want to be tested. But, there also comes a point, which didn't happen today, but wasn't far away."
Webber added that he was pleased the stewards chose not to temporarily halt the race, which started behind the safety car, as they did in Sepang two week's ago.
"I was happy that it didn't, because it would have been another stoppage and it is just a mess to get a start again because when the cars stop running, the track is full of water and on and on you go," he said. "So, at least they kept the cars on track, but right on the edge."