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Mark Webber has every confidence Red Bull Racing can still deliver him this year's Formula One world title.
Following his victory in the British Grand Prix, Webber was running second in the drivers' standings, at that stage only 13 points off championship leader Fernando Alonso.
It appeared as if the 36-year-old Australian was in a strong position to mount a robust title challenge, but sadly from his perspective it has faded away over the last four grands prix.
Webber has collected just 16 points to now trail Alonso by 47, almost the equivalent of two race wins, and with seven events remaining, he appears to face a tall order to get back in the hunt.
Two gearbox failures in Germany and Belgium, resulting in five-place grid penalties, have not helped his cause, whilst an underlying lack of pace in the Red Bull of late has been particularly detrimental.
Red Bull are expected to be back on the pace this weekend in the Singapore Grand Prix which, if true, should bode well for the rest of the campaign.
Asked whether he felt the team could provide him with a car to win the title, Webber replied: "Oh yeah, that's not a worry at the moment.
"We've a long way to go and no one is dominating at the moment. Okay, you might say McLaren are on a roll (with three successive wins), but no one is dominating anything.
"It is very, very tight, and I would be surprised if, in the next few races, you have people dominating.
"I am not sitting here saying we're going to have a dominant car, but we will have a car that can challenge for wins and that is all we can ask for."
On the high-speed circuits of Spa and Monza, Red Bull erred when it came to their choice of wing required particularly for those tracks.
From Singapore onwards, the team are to revert back to the wing that has served them so well, with Webber believing it will make a discernible difference.
"There would be panic stations if we had to finish the season on Spa and Monza levels, so it's fortunate we don't," added Webber.
"The points lost have been an issue. It's what you don't want to let get too far out of control.
"It's obvious you are not going to have much of a championship if you finish like we have the last two races.
"We know we have to improve, to get back towards the front, qualify better, and overall just do a better job, which is completely in our hands.
"We're sitting here like we're at a funeral, but we're leading the constructors' championship (by 29 points to McLaren).
"We have had a few tough results, but this team has some good depth in it, and things move around very fast.
"But the last four races have been average at best, and as a whole group we need to finish the season like we started."