F1 » Webber: Difficult to consider retirement


Mark Webber admits it will be a difficult decision to take when it comes to retiring from F1

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DontTalkNonsense

January 05, 2013 2:03 PM

As Dee said, RBR are going to struggle to replace him with someone superior.

Someone as competitive and (not seemingly happy) playing 2nd fiddle to Seb.

What ambitious driver will want to go to RBR fully knowing they'll be a MASSIVE number 2 behind Seb?

Pete - Unregistered

January 05, 2013 4:50 PM

HAHAHAH Mark Webber is the only one in the world that doesn't think he's a #2. What was that in Brasil when he tried to squeeze Vettel on the restart?

Here's a hint Mark, you're out of the WDC fight, help your teammate against Ferrari and Alonso, DO NOT GET IN HIS WAY

I would have loved to see Webber take out Vettel so that the RBR team could put a boot to his butt faster than well you know. Get someone who can compete in that seat, not washed up Webber

rob01

January 05, 2013 4:50 PM

Has anyone read a reply from Webber about the Marko remarks? This is the first year that Red Bull is clearly stating that Mark is to be a wingman. And I think a large number of drivers would jump at the chance to be on the number one team on the grid. Even if paired with Seb.

oh yeah 46 - Unregistered

January 05, 2013 8:25 PM

ya think so?i suppose if you are getting paid enough to be nowhere near good enough to be a champion then yes go for it! for me should be sat with his feet up already in monte carlo ,like the rest of the EX's (no offence to the good uns already there)

Webbertron

January 06, 2013 6:55 AM

@Pete, if you watched the whole grand prix, you would know that a few laps later, when Vettel was making his way up the field, Mark let him past no problem, and Marks engineer said "Thank you Mark." There has only been one incident where the Redbull boys have taken each other off, and we all know which driver caused it. . .

Googolplex

January 06, 2013 12:27 PM

Rob01,

Webber doesn't care much what Marko says since he deals directly with DM, much to Marko's chagrin.

Webbertron,

We also know who Marko sided with on that one, so that is another reason Webber by-passes him.

Pete - Unregistered

January 06, 2013 9:33 PM

Webbertron

the brazilain Gp was only the most recent example of the passive aggressive nature of Webber toward his teammate. Let's not forget that he pulled a similar stunt a few GPs earlier when RBR had to pull him into the pits to avoid him blocking Seb.

You are correct that they have come together once and it was vettel who hit Webber, but let's not forget that that incident was in 2010 before any championships for either driver and they were trying to establish superiority over the other driver for control, ie #1 status within the team.

That season was Webbers best chance, but due to the fact he hurt himself riding a bike and failed to tell his team so that they could accommadate his injury within the cockpit, he lost the WDC.... once again, is it the fact that he is stubborn as a mule or just plain stupid? Whichever it is the bottom line is that he is finished as a GP driver and is he wishes to continue with RBR he must be in a supporting role.

Webbertron

January 07, 2013 1:06 AM

Pete I would have to agree with you on the 2010 season. Mark was doing great but for some reason he lost it, which makes me realise how easily he could have been a world champion! :( But with the start at Brazil even the biggest Webber fan like me has to admit he could have blocked Massa and let Vettel slide down the inside. Oh well, at least Redbull didn't do a Ferrari and change Webbers gearbox.

Arthur - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 7:51 AM

Mark and Jenson are the best two ambassadors for the sport we have. For Mark he has, possibly a last season in a top car. It will be difficult to match Sebastian's form, but he scored vital points for RB when Vettel had problems. Who would replace him now? Perhaps Di Resta , if he improves this season.
As for Jenson, he has the chance to prove that he can cut it at the very top.
My prediction? Mark will probably retire in November, and Jenson will fulfil McLarens expectations. Either way, the F1 grid will be much worse off without them, neither have the angst or taciturn nature displayed by others, both are supremely fit, particularly Jenson, and highly articulate with a sense of humour. They are likeable.....


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