SILVERSTONE (England) (AFP) Triumphant Mark Webber said after winning Sundays British Grand Prix that he would never have re-signed for the Red Bull team if he had known he might be treated as a number two driver. The 33-year-old Australian, who extended his contract earlier this year despite ongoing problems in his relationship with team-mate German Sebastian Vettel, told reporters that he was prepared to 'wait and see how the season ahead unfolded following another outbreak of favouritism. On Saturday, shortly before qualifying, a new front wing part was taken from his car and switched to Vettels car - because the 23-year-old German was ahead in this years title race. As a result of Sundays race, won by Webber, it is now the Australian who is ahead of Vettel in the race for the title behind the two McLaren men, Britons Lewis Hamilton and defending champion Jenson Button. Webber, who beat home Hamilton by 1.3sec, said: Yesterday (Saturday) was really a unique situation, and it was the first time we had only one bit. I would never have signed a contract for next year if I believed that was the way going forward. Obviously, I was disappointed. We will see how it goes in the future. For now, I will keep doing what I am doing and I hope it is enough. He added: I have had a few hurdles in my career, sometimes privately as well, so I think you can judge a persons character by how they come back from adversity. Some drivers have that. Ive had a bit more than others. Webber has had to overcome lack of income as a young F1 driver, several injuries including a dreadful broken leg in late 2008 and, most recently, the horror of flipping his car upside down at the European Grand Prix in Valencia - not his first experience of 'flying downside up in a racing car. Asked if competitive friction between top drivers in a team was a good thing, he said: It can work, but obviously it is not 'how long is a piece of string?. You have to make sure it is not constantly happening because it can test you too much, but if the balance is right it can put some fuel on the fire. Webber used some of that 'fuel - his word for his own competitive reaction to being told he was being deprived of a superior car part - to blast into the lead at the start of Sundays race - and then stay put all the way to the flag. Not bad for a number two driver, he said over the team radio at the end of the race, the irony not lost on millions of television viewers around the world. Yesterday I wasnt happy, clearly, and I am sure we will have some pretty decent chats tomorrow, he said later. Today went well for me... and that is it. Asked if his win was a form of poetic justice, he said: Like an appointment with Karma? Yeh I dont think it should happen, honestly. I wasnt massively in favour of the decision, but that is the way it goes sometimes. Some of the drivers offered me front wings, on the parade lap, from their cars, but I said Id stick with what Ive got. Seb didnt Vettel, meanwhile, blamed his poor start on taking the wrong settings for his clutch - and attached no blame to Hamilton for the first corner brush that left him with an early puncture. Obviously I had to let Mark past and then I dont know. People said Lewis touched me, but I didnt feel anything. Surely it wasnt his intention to give me a puncture. I had to come back slowly to the pits. Then I was on the same set of tyres for the rest of the race. Fortunately the safety car came out so I had a bit of entertaining the last couple of laps. Vettel recovered to finish seventh and made a final waspish comment on Webbers remarks after the race as their strained rivalry promised to grow increasingly bitter. Well, obviously I focus on myself and sort of see, I guess, he said. Especially after what happened in the past. People have different opinions, I have my opinion. I have made my experiences, sometimes good and bad, and you get to know people probably a bit better and see their true faces. I think I learned my lesson, and now I focus on myself.