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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October 27, 2010 5:06 PM

Saying what Weber's intentions were after he lost it is not possible as only he knows what went through his mind.
But certain facts that have happened nobody can contest.
After hitting the wall the car rolled back across the track up to the point of contact with NR the car had 4 wheels still attached and rotating free with no brakes applied.
My first reaction when MW rolled back on track and NR was approaching was to visualize the Alex Zanardi accident.
I say that MW and NR were very lucky indeed.


October 27, 2010 5:09 PM

Hamilton is "Billy No Mates" in the F1 pitlane. None of the other drivers like him or his cocky attitude.

Posted by tEQUILLA sLAMMER - Unregistered (48 minutes ago

1. This is not about Lewis Hamilton
2. How do you know if doesn't have any friends in the paddock? Do you work there?
3. How many drinks have you had before posting a stupid comment?

Mark _

October 27, 2010 5:33 PM

In some ways this track looks like a street circuit not a road course. The proximity of the walls to the circuit caused him to pinball back onto the track. If he actually did have the ability to hit the brakes there is a good chance that he would have come to a stop right in the middle of the track. It was safer to try to continue accross than to be a sitting duck in the middle of the track. Nico may be equally to blame for having contact.

I have to agree that Webber has been involved in too many accidents this year. Of the contenders I would bet that he is the most likely to be involved in another incident before the season is done.

Rod - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 6:22 PM

I saw the race on the speed channel and wondered why he was rolling too. The car could have been stopped almost completely out of the racing line of everyone if he just locked the brakes when he hit the wall facing the wrong way. He might even have been able to rejoin last.

I'm sure Rosberg was thinking "cool I can avoid... what the hell!!!"


October 27, 2010 6:34 PM

hello. i dont know what you are watching, but go to f1 technical. on the korean gp thread, there is outside and onboard shots. the crash with the wall, wrecked the rear suspension. the car sat down on its plank, and can be seen sliding on its bottom, across the track, and with the front wheel up in the air. i take it that you know how to steer a car when the front wheels are not on the ground??? have you ever been in a high speed crash in an f1 car?? how dou you know that the car was "intact"??? videos show otherwise! the drivers, to protect their wrists, remove their hands from the wheels. i have been critical of webber in the past, and yes, he made a stupid mistake, but hardly of the piquet variety.

jose - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 6:55 PM

Well I looked at the crash by Webber many times and all I can say with any degree of honesty
is that I,m not sure Webber could or could not have done what was described by Mr.Berger.

What was in Webber's head doing or after the carsh is his and his alone. Speculation
or to guesstimate is for the most part worth, nothing...

For me it was a racing incident, nothing more.
No one was hurt (super), maybe Webber's pride.


Mark _

October 27, 2010 7:53 PM

@aydee - so you think that Webber would never chop accross someone's front wing (Kimi Brazil '09) or crowd someone on a straight (Vettel Turkey '10) while trying to prevent being overtaken. That is a joke right? Webber is one of the few to use these Schumi type tactics. When Webber does these things he is praised as just doing what Aussies do while Schumi is portrayed at the evil German. Seems like a bit of a double standard to me.

I will give you the JV incident but even in that case JV had to put two wheels on the grass to get a run up the inside of MS.

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