F1 » Berger: Webber tried to take out a title rival in Korea

In an extraordinary claim, former grand prix star Gerhard Berger has accused Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber of trying to take out one of his F1 2010 title rivals in last weekend's inaugural Korean Grand Prix

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MikeAS - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:04 PM

Lets get this straight: the accusation is he deliberately bounced back onto the track in order to take out Hamilton who would have expected him to hit the brakes and remain on the left of the track against the barrier.

If this is so, why the hell did Rosberg immediately go LEFT onto the grass right next to the barrier to try to avoid Webber's car - the exact spot where ****** suggests Webber should have parked his car????

Rosberg, (not a Red Bull employee), EXPECTED him to canon back onto the circuit, otherwise he would have moved right to avoid him.

tooda - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:06 PM

firstly webbers hands where off the wheel coz otherwise the crash impact can flick the wheel hard breaking hands and ligaments (franchitti suffered both) when he puts them back on the wheel a second later the initial turn unto the track has been caused by the 1. the left rear hitting the wall hard thus bouncing the rear and thus the momentum of the car back out unto the track, then 2. by the rear left coming off and the front right popping up in the air. so from sliding along the wall away from the racing line with good reason not to break coz he was moving away from other cars webber finds himself drifting across the racing line with a raised front wheel in line of sight of those aproaching. he grabs the wheel instinctively probably not thinking at all, trying thinking after having your head smashed from side to side in the cockpit at 200km, anyone who has been punched in the head or even crashed at 50km knows thinking isnt an option when ur brain is bouncing in ur skull. if he was ho

Stuart - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:08 PM

Let's be honest here Gerhard knows a thing or two about ramming folk off and causing unnecessary crashes.
ee his Ferrari career for further details.

Pat O'Brien - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:13 PM

I wondered why no one commented on this. No way it was accidental and anyone who's ever raced knows that. You are very aware of crossing in fron of traffic as he did in an incedent like this.

Oli - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:20 PM

I also thought it was a bit naughty of Mark to come back across the track but I don't think it was deliberate. When you are facing the wrong way rolling backwards a driver's natural instinct is to get the car facing the right way.

Frankly Rosberg needs taking down a peg or two and I hope, if neither of the Brits can do it, that Webber will win the title anyway.

Meanwhile stop slagging of Berger, he is as entitled to his opinion as anyone else and he is a living legend, unlike anyone from on here.



James - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:21 PM

Every racer, who actually has been in racing (I have been competeing for 7 years now), knows Webber did this on purpose.

The first thing you do when you screw up and start losing the car is brake. He did not brake 1 time, before hitting the wall and then after hitting the wall, which enabled him to go back to the racing line because his steering wheel was also pointing that way.

Don't forget, it's not just Berger who claims this...Rosberg said literally it was crazy of Webber not to brake. Because he knows exactly what happened there too.

Webber is the guy who acts like a gent (most people, especially the English speaking ones) fall for it, yet he is the dirtiest and most backstabbing driver in F1 at the moment.

Pete - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:36 PM

James above is right, when you start karting it is drummed into you to put the brakes on when you have spun so you don't end up rolling backwards across the track into the path of others. It is just instinctive, once you have lost it there is no point in doing anything else except put the brakes on. I disagree that he did it on purpose, I just don't think it is in his character to do that, Schumacher yes, Alonso maybe but not Webber, but it does seem strange how a driver of Webber's skill could do something like that.

From the other angle you can see one wheel in the air but the rear brakes on an F1 car could easily stop it, he wasn't going fast and they are pretty powerful you know!

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