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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why - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 12:35 AM

I dont see what Flavio is trying to achieve by saying these things about one of the drivers under his management ? He isnt exactly helping old Webbos case with Marko at Red Bull by insinuating that he was driving for Alonso in Brazil. If true or not. What kind of sordid triangle is this Briatore-Alonso-Webber alliance anyway, sounds like alot of bad karma to me.

Miker - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 12:49 AM

If Weber proves not to be a team player during the year, I expect his late year at RBR to be abbreviated. I am puzzled by those who have an issue. As with any job, being a tem player is critical.

Greg - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 1:03 AM

Does anyone else think it's weird that richard is happy to jump all over Webber(actual F1 driver) any chance he gets in this site but defends Marko(Vettle cheerleader) to the hilt?? apparently the last 3 WDC's are a direct result of Markos good work, nothing to do with AN.

me - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 1:17 AM

Mark is a good driver and also good friends with the team owner and also has a racing team with horner so i think he is covered from the wee clown marko who richard credits with getting them 3 championships leaving out AN CH AND SV well done richard

DontTalkNonsense

January 08, 2013 2:01 AM

Pete, I don't disagree entirely with your views re. drivers needing to think of the team. However, I definitely dispute the thinking that Mark is not a team player. Maybe not an ideal one as he is just as, if not more competitive than Seb, so that is down to the team dynamic and what they want. A lackey or a driver to push Seb.
However, a lot of this is blown out of proportion.

Also, regardless what we think of him, Mark clearly thinks he still has the talent to win a WDC. I love that about him and the fact he DOESN'T want to be a number 2.

Giveway - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 2:05 AM

Recent comments ring true I believe. I feel Mark Webber's relationship with the people who matter in the Infiniti RedBull group will hold a shield between the two of them. (Mark and Helmut)

And Pete, it is the choice of the aiding drivers to help or not as they are the one's with their hands on the wheel. How do you not get that? As I will always say, each driver to his own for the championship, both for the team, remembering in one team there are two teams, one on the left garage door and one on the right garage door. If there were a good relationship, between Mark and Seb, then he may be more abliging, not that he isn't doing enough already, in Brazil Mark did what he was asked and needed to do, nothing more, nothing less.

Davide - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 3:54 AM

@Don'tTalkNonsense, I would site Eddie Irvine as a great example of a driver successfully knowing his role as #2.

Webber could learn a lot from this approach - be grateful for a drive in the fastest car on the grid, and enjoy the support of the team by supporting the team.

Trent - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 3:57 AM

The problem I've got with Webber thinking he's number 1 driver is that he has never won a championship in any category he's ever raced.

I don't know for sure, but I would think he's the only driver on the grid who can say that?

Pete - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 5:07 AM

Gateway

Hopefully this will be the last comment on this subject, but in terms of your comment about it being the driver's choice to help or not help their teammate, perhaps that is exactly why Webber is going to lose his job. The team clearly wants him to do so, espcially against such as formidable opponent as Alonso. If Mark's choice is not not help, then it's also his choice to go look for employment elsewhere and not in the top performing car on grid.

What's it going to be Mark?

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