F1 » ‘Old man’ Webber still fired by championship dream

Mark Webber has said that he has been aware of 'vultures' waiting to pounce on his Red Bull ride for some time, but is not ready to give it up.

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March 14, 2013 12:00 PM

The simple fact is the team owner says the drivers have equal status, so there is nothing to be concerned about if the usual Crash suspects start carping on that Webber is No 2. That dog just won't hunt.


March 14, 2013 12:55 PM

googol. not sure if that is a crack at me. if it is, i would like to point out a few things.
didi stated both drivers were treated equally.
ron dennis says the same at macca
di montezemelo says the same at ferrari

etc etc

now, ONE driver is paid multiples of what the other driver is getting, so de facto, there is one driver in every team that is the top dog.

didi went on to say that mark was not on the same level as vettel and needed to match him. does that not sound to you, that mark, whilst being given equal treatment, is not considered an exact challenger to vettel?
now, if mark was delivering the results, being given the same equipment, you could call him rightly, a joint number 1 driver. but until then....??

cue another attack from matt!

FreeJack - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 8:55 PM

Yes, Richard, there is a contingent of fans who post comments on this site (and you know this as well as I do) that are just flat-out Webber "haters" who do nothing but attempt to minimize his accomplishments in the sport, call him washed up and undeserving of his seat, in the face of abundant facts to the contrary. They call for him to step down and let younger drivers have his seat, when said drivers clearly can't yet even hold his helmet. Is Webber perfect? No, he's not. He has trouble with his starts and he has issues with consistency. However, on his day, on his favorite tracks, he is every bit as good and perhaps even better than Vettel...and if he has a complete season where he manages to be consistent - and the car is competitive as it usually is - there is absolutely no reason he cannot contend for a championship.


March 14, 2013 9:32 PM

ah come on, freejack! webber as good as or better than seb? then why, when he has what is said to be the best car, has he only 9 race wins to sebs 26? the simple fact is that webber cracks under pressure, whereas seb feeds on it. and using the "argument" that webber does not get equal equipment, is just silly. when seb has a problem, does this also mean that seb is not getting equal equipment?

bogaaaa - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 11:34 PM

First year or 2 is cut throat in F!, as it should because of the eliteness of the Sport.....Talent is spotted in the first couple of years and Glows in the non competive cars......and this is were the great Champions are born.......My issue is the Soft British drivers who have gotten Legs up into F! because of the bias british team culture.....
There is NO way Button would be in F! if he started at the back of the Grid ,he was a disaster in the williams,,,,he is good now but not a worthy champ imo..and lucky he got the chance to mature....,imagine how many great drivers we would of seen or have,,, if they started in like HILL. BUTTON ,DC, lewis ECT...although prolly lewis would of made it cos of his talent........all rookies should be banned from starting
in teams who had 100 points or more from the previous year....Super licence or not...imo

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