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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Pete - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 5:45 PM

Since when is it the driver's choice to help a teammate? If you are out of title contention, EVERY team wants you to help your teammate to win. What is the logical choice not to do so? Choice??? Please, I'd love to hear the conversation when Webber tells Marko or Horner that it was not his chosing to help Vettel.

As it relates to deserving the seat, no one deserves the seat. You earn your seat and based on Webbers finishing position in the WDC the past few years, it's obvious that he is not on the same level with Vettel. Webber is a clear #2 and those are a dime a dozen in F1. The real trick is to find and KEEP a #1 which there are only 3-5 on grid.

Finally, look again at the "restart" after the safety car period and tell me if Webber doesn't make life very difficult for Vettel. Personally, I had no problem with the start and didn't think Webber did anything wrong with giving his teammate space.

Ken - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 5:58 PM

Webber should be fired for his continual poor starts each and every race.

There will always be fanboys for #2 drivers. It's gone on since the start of time, but there is a reason they are #2s.


January 07, 2013 6:53 PM

The idea that Webber did anything wrong at Interlagos is laughable. There is no way you can help or even not hinder your team-mate during a race start, except by blocking a rival (which would usually be stupidly dangerous). Drivers at a race start have little or no choice what they do apart from an initial move - it's an extremely reactive moment in a race and has to be, or most starts would end up in a Spa 1998-style pile-up as each driver tried to do his clever little move.

FreeJack - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 7:12 PM

If anyone still thought there was no favoritism at Red Bull and that Webber was on a level playing field with Vettel should have had those illusions thoroughly dispelled by these comments. I honestly hope Webber writes a tell-all book about his experiences at Red Bull and how much they've actually interfered with his racing. He has not been allowed to compete, much as they give lipservice to their drivers being treated equally.

rob01 - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 7:23 PM

Beef...... The team principal said t hat the only person Mark helped was Alonso. Its also the first year red bull said mark was in a support role.. Message is clear to me.they are mad about it.

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