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Webber and Hamilton renew rivalry in Singapore

World Championship leader Mark Webber is hopeful of a positive result in Singapore.
World Championship leader Mark Webber is hopeful of a positive result in Singapore.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mark Webber looks to extend his F1 title lead at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix
  • Webber currently has a five-point advantage over McLaren's Lewis Hamilton
  • Hamilton is looking to hit back after crashing out of the Italian Grand Prix

(CNN) -- Formula One world championship leader Mark Webber is confident he can boost his title bid with victory at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver, who claimed the title lead thanks to a sixth-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix, believes the Singapore circuit is similar to those in Hungary and Monte Carlo, where he has already recorded wins this season.

He told the official Formula One website: "I like Singapore; it's unique as we race at night.

"It's got some similarities to Monaco and Budapest and we did well at both those circuits, so I'm hoping for a strong result."

It's got some similarities to Monaco and Budapest...so I'm hoping for a strong result.
--Mark Webber
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While Webber failed to finish last season's corresponding race, his main rival in the race for this year's drivers' championship, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, scored an impressive victory.

Reflecting on the 2009 race, Hamilton said: "Winning in Singapore last year was one of the most satisfying victories of my Formula One career.

"Crossing the line was a brilliant feeling."

The 25-year-old endured a frustrating weekend at Monza, crashing out on the first lap in Italy as he lost his title lead to Webber.

The 2008 World Champion insists he has put the incident behind him, and is now focused on being successful at the Marina Bay Circuit.

"I think we head into the weekend with renewed confidence following some positive tests and some developments in the wind tunnel.

"The race should give us a clearer indication of exactly where we stand as the championship closes down over the next five races, but I definitely want to score as many points as possible in this grand prix."