Mark Webber says teammate Sebastian Vettel deserved victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite the Australian starting from pole.
Vettel, starting from third position, made a superb start and took the lead from Webber at the first corner. Although the Australian tried his best to take him back, Vettel kept the lead and never looked back, scoring his first race win of the season.
Webber admitted his German teammate had been a worthy winner, and he hailed the team's weekend as perfect.
"We know these days with the strategy and the way the race unfolds the first part of race is crucial. I got a little bit of wheel-spin and on the run to first corner Seb had a big tow," said Webber. "I didn't really know where Nico was either, I didn't know whether to go middle or left, so I braked late, I had a bit of a better exit and the fight continued up to Turn 4.
"We had a chat with Christian Horner at start and he said 'Behave yourselves' and we did. The spirit and chemistry in our team is awesome. It was a good fight today but he deserved the victory.
"First and second is sensational. It has been a tough few races where clearly we didn't finish where we should, so coming to the weekend, you will take this kind of result. I would like to be one step further up, but we executed a perfect weekend."