F1 » Horner: Webber call was a bit short notice

Christian Horner insists he was surprised to only discover news of Mark Webber's impending F1 retirement shortly before the announcement was made

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June 28, 2013 3:23 PM

Sour grapes on Horner's part. He knew Webber was going anyway and if he has even a splink of respect for Mark, he will go all out to ensure he (Webber) wins this years F1WC.


June 28, 2013 3:44 PM

It could have been worse, Mark could have waited until the day before first practice next season when all the drivers had been signed up to other teams then Red Bull would have been right royally screwed which they deserve after the way Mark has been treated by them


June 28, 2013 3:58 PM

Why does Horner feel the need to discuss his team's dirty linen in public? He always wants to absolve himself from anything that maymake him look bad to the public. Like he's still battling Mark, even after this announcement. He could have had this particular discussion internally and just told the press that Mark has been a great servant of RBR over the years - he is now pushing on with the process of finding his replacement.


June 28, 2013 4:01 PM

I don't really care if that call was a 'bit' short notice. Actually, Horner knew about the news very well. Now he does some cheap PR stunt. Well, to me:

No Mark then I no longer care much about RBR
No Wiggins at Le Tour then I no longer care much about Sky

Go Mark. Now your Season starts, push it until you hit the maximum limits. Let this be your fitting reply, I'm sure many racing fans like me would love you for a long time.

Cheers Mate! :)


June 28, 2013 4:05 PM

That's the whole point of being the team principal - that you can handle such niggly situations, take it all in your stride and not take pot shots at your drivers, even if you feel they're being a bit immature. It's called driver management - and there are still two titles to win this year.


June 28, 2013 7:00 PM

Why is this "short notice"? There is over half the season still remaining. This is was Webber's decision and his announcement to make...and he let Horner know prior to it going public so that it could be his and Porsche's announcement, not RBR's. Stop whining and taking jabs at your driver Horner!

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