F1 » Marko lines up new replacement for Webber


Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has apparently earmarked the driver he would like to see replace the 'uncooperative' Mark Webber next season - in a move that could also spite main rival Ferrari....

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bob - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 1:29 PM

Actually Richard, of all the drivers on the grid, Mark is probably one of the drivers with the most in depth engineering knowledge.

It is a well known fact that he and Adrian actually work quite closely together.

cockroach

January 07, 2013 1:56 PM
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Unfortunatley for Marco, the actual boss of RB likes Mr Webber as Commodore stated.
I don't think it will matter who goes on to replace Webber, be it Ricciardo or Hulkenberg, they will have drama's with Vettel as he is a sook and Marco is a dictating old dinosaur, could be an interesting outcome.

lol - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 1:59 PM

rob01 please, he made one bad decision at the start of the race in squeezing vettel.
did you watch later on though? he forced himself off the track at turn1 to avoid colliding with vettel while in a 3-way with themselves and kobayashi. and we all hopefully remember him moving over as well.

DontTalkNonsense

January 07, 2013 2:05 PM

hahaha, maybe time for Marko to move on. Anyway, nothing new, we all know Marko's sentiments towards Mark. Quite amusing though, from a team perspective, Mark couldn't have done much more. Score points and ensure the team win another lucrative Constructors. So Marko would either rather he didn't get results at all, or beat Vettel and win the championship?

Taipan

January 07, 2013 2:47 PM

I like Mark but a couple of his moves at Brazil were less than cooperative towards Vettel and it's not the first time he's done that.
Any driver should make life as easy as possible for their team mate when he has a chance at a title and they don't, at the end of the day it's a team sport.

I can understand that Mark doesn't like being number 2 but his only options are to either make sure he's the one fighting for a championship not his team mate, or if he doesn't get that support at RBR leave and make himself number one at another team.

richard

January 07, 2013 3:06 PM

ty. webber will not get no.1 at ferrari, lotus, merc, so where would that get him? maybe a no.1 at williams, caterham.marussia or str (extremely doubtful). so in reality he has either to accept his no.2 billing or to retire. just hope he does not do a barro and try to continue well past his sell-by date.

as for marko, he is being paid to do a job, and has to keep all options open. some say that didi makes the decisions, but he was not impressed at webbers brazil actions and i would be sure that marko will be given full rein to hire or fire.

it is now up to mark to perform to a degree that could see him be retained at rbr for 2014.

Pete - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 3:15 PM

It's about time. Webber is his own worse enemy and does not seem to get the plot line. If you are out of title contention, you assist your teammate. Why is that so hard to understand? You are paid millions of dollars by the TEAM. The TEAM expects you to do certain things in the interests of the TEAM, not your own personal ego.

The fact the team had to pull Webber into the pits to not obstruct Vettel in Korea and his squeezing Vettel on the restart in Brazil is almost a cardinal sin in racing. You are teammates and one is in a title run... no not hinder his chances. I'm sure Webber is a good bloke, but his on track actions are beyond belief. RBR can't get him out of that prime seat soon enough!

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