F1 » Webber confirms Porsche sportscar move


Mark Webber confirms he will quit F1 at the end of the season to make the switch to sportscars

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Webbertron

June 27, 2013 11:41 AM

I can't believe you're going Mark, but all great things must come to an end. It's a shame that when you finally worked your way up to a championship winning team you get a teammate who gets priority treatment. Hopefully Ricciardo will get a championship in the future with the Australian flag next to his name! Now here come the rumors of who will join Redbull. When does Hulkenberg's contract with Sauber end? Because Redbull need a talented driver to get them points, but one who won't beat Vettel. I think Hulkenberg would make a good number 2 for the Redbull team, and it would be good to see him in a proper fast car.

CommodoreS

June 27, 2013 12:14 PM
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Alan Jones on Mark Webber's Red Bull exit announcement: “Now he can tell them all to go and get stuffed without the recriminations of being sacked."

Can't say I disagree with that although he will still remain under the Red Bull Umbrella in Sportscars however a different team and surroundings.

Biggerthinking1

June 27, 2013 2:18 PM

Through personal finance connections he jumped the queue ahead of far more talented but underfunded drivers in karting and Formula Ford in Australia to sneak into F1 despite no results whatsoever in anything ever prior to F1 - then he took 9 years and 130 GP to win a race - the longest of ALL 105 winning drivers in history - in fact longer than the entire career lengths of 760 of the 800 F1 drivers ever - and even then only by being given the best car - which he has now had for a massive 4 years - 60 GP - arguably more opportunity than any driver in history bar Schumacher's Ferraris (and Vettel with the same RBRs) - yet he squandered such unparalleled privilege - rising only to 33rd on the list of total wins - winning only 9 races in over 200 GP - a strike rate of just 4.5% - a dismal 5 to 10 times lower than the greats - Fangio (47%), Clark (35%), Schumacher (29%), Stewart (27%), Prost (25%), Senna (25%).

Kyunoske

June 27, 2013 3:13 PM

Biggerthinking1 - racing in general is a rich man's sport or having financial backing. Even lower classes cost a lot of money.

Webber will never be considered a great, but he is a very good driver. In general there is always a couple of dominate racers that will win the majority of races and then the next best racers will get a win or 2.

I hope Webber has more success at Le Mans next year than he had with Mercedes. LMP1 will be interesting to see if Porsche can beat Audi and Toyota.

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