F1 » Marko: Webber 'struggles with title pressure'

Helmut Marko says he doesn't feel Mark Webber is capable of challenging for the F1 championship title

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tony - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 1:53 AM

People here keeping comparing marko's bed mouthing to webber's 2010 complaints and very apparent misery in regards to his discovering he is a no. 2 when in actaul fact, for whatever reasons (a good part of which was vettel crashes and vettel car failures) he was leading the champsionship. Lets not forget the context in which webber soured in 2010, the turkey crash, everyone but the team managers of red bull and the m ost extreme vettel fanboys saw it was seb's fault. Even if they had said it was a just a racing incident it would have been ok and probably seen as protecting vettel as they should, but instead they slated webber immediately and after, cast ur mind back to how disgusted most f1 fans were, and how justified his complaints were. The not hadfor a no.2 driver was a fair retort for horner feciously asking ifhe would smile on the podium. Red bull have given webber a lot more than he has given back, and the reason why webber has so much support despite only ever comibg 3rd in th

Markos on the money - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 3:42 AM

Most people think I hate the guy, but I dont. I just dont rate him. I had the offer to run him in 97 but I said thanks but no thanks. Webber in the lower formulas was always faster in his media releases than on the track. Good for hype but it does catch up with you when the bull**** stops and you have to produce the results. I think hes quick in qualifying but he buckles in the race. It would be nice to see him prove me wrong!

Yak - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 3:50 AM

Sorting out his race starts would be a big help. Look at Alonso in 2012. A whole lot of races where he basically started in an average position and didn't really do much during the race... but he'd already made up a whole bunch of spots straight off the line and through the first couple of corners. Webber on the other hand gets it at the front or close to it, and then all that hard work goes out the window as soon as the lights go out, and then spends the rest of the race fumbling around in the mid-pack where the car isn't designed and set up to run.


January 10, 2013 4:04 AM

Tony, well said. I don't understand all the vitriol towards Mark for merely standing up for himself.

As for his recent results. The Bull is not as dominant as some people like to think. As much as I dislike Vettel, the bloke is a freak of a talent.

Wade - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 6:22 AM

Webber was going alright in 2010 when he could have won the championship at the last race. Didn't seem to incapable then. But then Red Bull showed who they were really backing all along and pitted him early to let Vettel win.

Its not that Mark is incapable of winning it, its that he's not being allowed to win it.


January 10, 2013 6:31 AM

Tony said quite a bit I wanted to.
Marko is a walking joke.
Mark's first win RB were not happy that Seb didn't win.
2010 Mark led the WDC for most of the year but when Mark is leading and by a decent gap its all "fairness" and "equality" (RB's 2 biggest joke words). But the second Seb gets any sort of lead it's everything goes to Seb. I still think Mark lost the WDC cause of his bike crash, cause anyone who has broken bones knows you cant be 100%, but he still did well on injections. Everything has always been the Seb investment from the RB driver program, its all money and pay off. The only time RB have ever fully supported Mark was Hungary 2010 where Seb's famous "How the F*#K is Mark in front"comment came from. If Webber struggles as Marko says it's because they want Seb to win. Basically.

Trent - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 6:51 AM

@Wade, pretty sure you'll find Webber crashed of his own volition in Korea in 2010, while leading the WDC. Cracked under pressure.

Can't blame Red Bull or Marko for that.

shan - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 8:14 AM

so, this is them team everyone is saying - the best team to work for, no politics, great atmosphere, redbull family, blah blah blah...
or may be mark is not a pary of the team. lol
richard and everyone elses who believe marco is right. that doesn't matter. team matters has be dealt behind closed doors. simple as that. if anyone disagre, I'm sorry you are a fan boy. so before you call other people fanboys you need to stand in front of a mirror. good luck!

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