F1 » Webber's race hurt by technical problems

Mark Webber started from second on the grid and promptly went backwards - but the team revealed after the race that his afternoon had been hit by technical gremlins.

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prof-x - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 12:37 PM

software issues cause him to lose KERS and give him a bad start, ensuring his teammate takes him in the first corner... again.

This is getting real old, I cannot believe Mark can tollerate these kinds of issues. Expect more of the same until the 'expectations' have been managed to the point where Webber is no longer seen as a contender vs Vettel.

Sad to see a team like Redbull hobble their #2 like this, this isnt just bad luck, its bad behavior, which has been well established over the last some odd years.


March 17, 2013 12:58 PM

As soon as qualifying was finished I was expecting the race to be a Redbull 1,2. And the race should have being a Redbull 1,2. They had such a great qualifying session, they did everything right, but when it came to race day the team lost out. Focusing on Webber though, that was quite possibly the worst start I have ever seen in my life, and this is coming from a Webber fan.

I don't think he has ever had problems with his starts until recently, he hasn't seem to have had starting problems for the 10 years before the past couple of months. Maybe it's the nerves and pressure, a bit like what Grosjean was receiving last year. Oh well, it's early days but he really does need to finish the first lap in the place he started or higher.


March 17, 2013 1:26 PM

it didnt take long for the insinuation of treatment started, did it?
there were a number of cars that suffered problems. after all, it is the first race of the season.

where are those who could calim that rosberg was getting less than equal equipment, or the hulk etc etc?

AMG - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

"Mark made a good recovery after a difficult start and an ECU related KERS issue in the first part of the race,"

Hahaha, KERS again. Casually when he's right behind Vettel and at the start of the race, AGAIN.

Poor Webber, 2 years with the same problem and they won't fix it........

Don't worry Webber, if next race Vettel has the pole position and you're 4th, the KERS will work just fine from start to end.


March 17, 2013 2:40 PM

Someone from Marks side of the garage needs to stop Helmut Marko from spilling Red bull on Marks steering wheel before the start of every race.! Its playing havoc with the electronics.

Terminator - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 4:43 PM

How come these problems only occur when Mark is starting 2nd or 3rd on the grid, close to Vettel? Especially here when he looked set to beat him in quali until the mistake on the last sector, and had much better rear tyres.
On a clear track, Mark was running faster than Mr Finger more often than not, so I think he could have got a 3rd, if not for the technical 'glitches' that seem to happen when Mark is too close to Vettel.

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