F1 » Marko: Only reliability let Webber get near Vettel in 2010


Having held his tongue for a while, controversial Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr. Helmut Marko has unleashed his latest veiled attack on Mark Webber - claiming it was only Sebastian Vettel's poor reliability in F1 2010 that allowed the Australian to challenge for the crown

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50 Cent - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 4:19 PM

I don't get it. Why would an intelligent person utter a statement like that. Even if you don't like Webb he is still working for RB and did an awesome job for you. Someone put a muzzle on his mouth please.

brendan - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 4:29 PM

they dont do team orders? do me a favour this whole article proves that its a 1 man team. which is fine but dont lie about it

you could argue without newey the team wouldnt of got near a race win yet....frankly i find the team a bit of a joke, they had by far the best car and at times a second quicker than mclaren and ferrari yet alonso and lewis nearly won the title.

i cant think of anyone who looks at vettel and thinks wow what a champion. like they do with lewis, fernando and michael

Deano - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 4:34 PM

I don't think there's a muzzle big enough! What a loss to the diplomatic service.
I wonder if his cv is as laughable as his biased statements?
Unfortunately it doesn't matter any more: legalised team orders mean I won't be watching the procession.

valtat - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 4:58 PM

Im sure there are many who look at Vettel and think wow what a champion,the way he finished the season was testement to a great driver considering his relaibilty issues and moments of madness and age. To display such focus and mental coolness when everyone expected him to melt down and throw his toys is astonishing. Statistically he made less errors and had fewer crashes throughtout, many seem to have forgotten Webbers own moments of madness. Red Bull have never made any secret of the fact that the team is being built around Vettel if they can hang on to him! Webber is nearing the end of so far a very average career. Vettel will only get better and bravo Red Bull for allowing their drivers to race.

107SS2009

January 27, 2011 5:28 PM

That RBR will want to build the team around SV is the logical way to go forward but such blab from a senior member of the team or anybody from inside the team for that matter doesn't make sense and is not proper at all at least to me that is more so when the other driver concerned is still contracted and so driving for the team, may be MW had reached a decision last year before he renewed for another year with RBR that he had very little chance to find another seat from the mid pack upwards unless he offered to drive for free and from the mid pack dawn wards unless he paid for the seat.

valtat - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 5:35 PM

I agree that Marko should not have said these things but he does it to get a reaction.. it works! and yeah maybe MW did decide to stay but, is that because he had nowhere to go contract or no contract..A very good seat is better than no seat at all or having to pay for one lower down the pecking order out of his considerably large coffers

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