F1 » 'Raw' Webber considering quitting?

Mark Webber: I think it's very early days right now, it's very raw, obviously, and we need to work out how the team goes best forwards from here

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J Smith - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:28 PM

Pathetic! It was an edge of the seat spine tingler of an overtake...this is exactly what we should be seeing on a Sunday afternoon. A great move from Vettel, so why on earth should he have to apologise for it?! If Webber can't handle his team-mate (which he has shown that he can't for several seasons now) then maybe he should quit.


March 24, 2013 10:29 PM

Quote from Seb in 2011. "“You need to understand that we have so many people off the track, especially in Milton Keynes, in the factory, working day-in, day-out, every day of the week, every month of the year, really trying to make two very competitive race cars,” explained Seb in the official FIA post race press conference. “It's not just one person or one area where things need to come together, it's everything. Obviously for us, the drivers, the most important championship is the Drivers' Championship but for the team, it's the other way round, it's the Constructors', to know where they match-up against the other teams.”


March 24, 2013 10:31 PM

i think the drivers championship has much more marketing value to the teams then the constructors championship but you'll have to ask john for the numbers on that. he was right though because if team orders would have been followed none of those other scenarios would have reasonably come into play.

Adrian - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:35 PM

In case anyone didn't hear the teams instruction, they were told to maintain positions, preserve the cars, Webber did as instructed and Vettle decieded he didn't have to follow the teams instructons. If anyone thinks Vettle was faster today, check out when Vettle tried to catch Webber after his pit stop, Webber pulled out his gap to establish a buffer, finally at drivers circuits (Monaco, Spa and Silverstone) who usually has the been the faster driver!!! Yes Vettle is a faster driver overall, but usually only when the car is set up to his liking. But since some people accuse Webber of not being a team player, whats your answer now? Can't have it both ways.

John Marston - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:38 PM

The fact is, Mark has been told to back off before (at Silverstone) and done it, Regardless of who was faster, who turned the engine down etc etc. Both drivers had orders from the team and one driver directly disobeyed it. Seb is a quick driver, there is no denying it, he wouldn't of won 3 championships if he weren't. But F1 is a team sport, imagine if they had of come together and neither of them finished the race. He should of listened to the team, they had the 1-2 in the bag, that's what the team wanted. I believe Mark won't quit, he was just very pi**ed off when he said this stuff. I would have said a lot worse if it were me.

Inside_Info - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:44 PM

The Driver's Championship is important to the few teams that are capable of employing drivers and producing cars that have the potential to win it, realistically this is proably only 50% of the field and by the time the championship is 75% complete there are usually only 3 or 4 drivers left with a shout. I believe that to the rest of the teams their position in the constructors championship is more important as it dictates their percentage of money earned under the Concorde Agreement. Witness the scrap between Caterham and Marussia in Brazil last year to gain 10th place in the constructors championship - probably worth a good percentage (maybe 30%) of their 2013 budget ? Maybe someone has the figures earned by the teams due to their positions in the constructors championship?

Vinnie Barbarino - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:53 PM

What a load clearly another Shumi here when it comes to win at all costs. He new it and figures that he is entitled to it, just like Australia when he was pissed that Mark was in front and stated to have him move out of the way cause "he is too slow". Funny but now we know that he is a cheat and he figures that he might need the extra points in the long wrong, so cheat past Mark and oligopolies and everything will be ok.. What a crock Red Bull Just lost my respect as a team..

geoffm - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 11:12 PM

If I was Webber I'd leave now before Vettel shoves him off the track and either injures or kills him. Incidentally i am sick of Pirelli ruining F1, are we to end up with tyre changes every lap before long- make your tyres last longer idiots!

Alex - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 11:17 PM

@John Marston. You are wrong.

Silverstone 2011 : Mark ignored repeated calls not to race Seb who's car was damaged (by Alonso) yet he lined up the pass three times. The difference there was Seb managed to hold him off.

“Of course I ignored the team (order) as I want to try and get another place”, said Mark after the race. When asked about it, far from being angry at Mark, Seb just said "It was fun".

Mark is not as innocent as you guys try to make him out to be, at most, he has shown to be a extremely reluctant team player.

Today was perhaps pay back for Interlagos 2012 and Silverstone 2011.

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