F1 » Webber unfazed by Marko 'agenda'

Mark Webber has shrugged off the latest attack on his ability from Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko, saying he focused on the impending 2013 season.

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totosgoldenlewis - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 11:31 PM

ozwatcher, its not staged. Do you think these highly paid drivers burst into tears and are unable to work just because one of the bosses critizes them ? What do you think Grosjean gets to hear everytime he crashes his car. Not the nicest of words most likely.
I dont get these sort of fabricated stories, who says they have to be in love all the time ?!

Me - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 11:50 PM

RBR did say a few years ago they were designing and building the car around Seb. Fair enough too. They said Seb is the future and there isn't really a point of building a team around a driver in his mid 30's. Also fair enough.

That being said, I wonder if the car isn't 100% to Marks liking, hence he cant get the same results out of it as Seb.

They talk about disharmony in the team, but all these drivers are smart enough to be civil around each other. It wouldn't be an issue.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 12:17 AM

In 2008, the last year Torro Rosso and red Bull shared a chassis, Sebastian Vettel beat both red Bull drivers.

The chassis was actually Red Bull's 2007 chassis, which Adrian Newey simply tweaked for 2008 rules and the ferrari engine.

Michael Schumacher said he pointed out Vettel to Luca Dimontezemolo when Vettel was still in karting. Ferrari probably thought at the time that Schumacher was only infatuated with his own country men. Oh well, Ferrari could have had 3 more titles by now.

cris - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 2:07 AM

Mark may be not that good but Marko should not criticize one of his own. Just look at how Ferrari treated Massa, they defended him up to the race of the year and even up to now they are defending their decision to retain Massa. That is how it should be, just be professional, If Marko thinks that way about Mark then why the h3ll would he even retain him. Marko is just a sad old pathetic fool. It's like you have to sons and you proclaim to the public that one is genius and the other is just plain dumb.

Giveway - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 2:12 AM

Those of you who think Mark's car is as good as Vettel's car don't know much about formula1... Or the drivers.

FYI, Webber is a good friend of Dietrich, and he is also co owner of a race team with Horner, Webber is well versed in F1 and knows how to "play". Hence the reason.he is still in F1.

Cam - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 3:30 AM

I hope this is Marko's way of firing Webber up, just look what happened at Silverstone '10. He most certainly reacts well (performance wise) to an underdog status/ being placed in a non fitting box.

If not, Dietrich should be questioning Helmut's worth to the team.

Kamui - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 5:24 AM

It's hard for me to root for Mark, he's managed by that crook Flavio Briatore ...
Nothing good can come out of that. I'll bet his constant whining about unfair treatment is due to him being egged on by Flavio.

Max Well

January 30, 2013 6:42 AM

I'm amazed RBR put up with Marko's ramblings, he's a bit of an embarrassment if you ask me.

What's his job anyway? Head of Young Driver Development? All I can think of is a string of either unsuccessful drivers(Speed, Buemi..) or decent drivers who got chopped before they could make an impression (Alguesuari, Bourdais, countless others). I'm sure he'd claim the one great success - Vettel - but didn't he just steal him from under BMW Sauber's nose?


January 30, 2013 6:53 AM

If anyone paid any close attention to the past 3 years:
When car suits Seb - Seb beats Mark
When car suits both - its fairly even
When car suits Mark - He destroys Seb, but the car does not suit Mark that often.
First half of 2010, things were even.
Second half of 2010 seen off throttle blowing which Mark hated and Seb liked, but Mark still did good.
2011 - Mark hated the total EBD car, Seb loved it.
2012 - Seen Mark do better until Newey developed the indirect EBD and Seb took off.
Can you see the pattern ???
If Mark had a car that R+D was even or went his way then you would see different results. But its still Marks job to drive around problems and be more consistent, if mechanical gremlins don't pop up.

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