F1 » Blundell suspects Webber ‘tired of politics’ in F1


Mark Blundell says he can understand why Mark Webber decided to turn his back on F1, having been in the same situation himself.

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Texas Roadhouse

August 13, 2013 3:12 PM

If Webber had had a level playing field at RBR, then I am sure he would be staying there.

Nice to see, on Top Gear last night, that he posted a faster time in the Liana than Vettel. (BBC America). The guy is a class act. Had he been given a fair deal there, then the statistics would have been somewhat different. Stand by for all the SV fanboys to erupt.

Irrespective of that, the politics - and in particular the FIA's meddling with rules (to the point of stupidity) to "spice up the show" is ruining F1 - as Mark said last night - F1 should be about the best drivers driving at the limit all the time.

richard

August 13, 2013 3:56 PM

morgan. webber caused a lot of the politics himself, due to his refusal to comply with requests and constant criticism of the team.

as regards the top gear programme. this was webbers second stab at the drive, vettel has only had one stab at it. further, I would question if conditions were exactly the same. we have no knowledge of track temperature, rubber on surface, ambient temp etc.

the drives are ony a fun thing. even schumi was beaten, so does that mean that webber was better than schumi ???

Jim Clausen

August 13, 2013 4:08 PM
Last Edited 253 days ago

I doubt if Webber were the 3 time WDC champion that he would be quite as tired of F1 politics. I am neither a Webber or a Vettel fan. You could take my comment about Vettel constantly beating Webber one of two ways. Either Mark doesn't have the talent to beat Vettel or Red Bull is not giving him the car to do so. Either way, Webber no longer wants to compete in F1.

Cris Zarate

August 13, 2013 4:26 PM

I kinda doubt F1 still has the best drivers in the world, because F1 is now all about money and financial backing. Vettel is not one of the best, Newey is... and until Vettel switch to other teams or cars without Newey's design, then no one will know for sure how great he is... I mean Newey is like a factory of champion specially in his Williams days. Today F1 is just about money, Alonso, Kimi, Lewis already proved themselves, how about the like of DiResta, Hulkenburg or Kobayashi, who don't have much of a financial support, where are they, on a second tier car. Just look at Perez with all of Telmex Money, He is on a Mclaren, but too bad Mclaren is bad this season but that is besides the point is it?

mrfill

August 13, 2013 4:40 PM

I doubt whether the times quoted in Top Gear are always accurate. It may just be better TV to have disgruntled team mate on and beating his oppo (cue rapturous applause) than to have him beaten (cue sounds of breaking studio equipment).

I mean, its not like the rest of the programme is always factually correct.Do you think they really spent a night in an abandoned Spanish house? More likely an unabandoned 5* luxury hotel.

ghog

August 13, 2013 4:56 PM
Last Edited 253 days ago

Life these days is full of politics, you somehow can't avoid it. Suppose all forms of Motor Sport are affected by it

Break a Leg in Sports-Car's Mark Webber.

Have really enjoyed your challenges, your overtake at Eau Rouge at Spa on Alonso is fixed in my memory banks!

I look forward to watching you and maybe nicking your autograph!

Texas Roadhouse

August 13, 2013 7:58 PM

hmmm - at least one fanboy out there. So, richard, how do you criticise Webber for not following orders and not Vettel for doing the self same thing (Malaysia comes to mind)?? As for criticising, he'just speaks his mind - but when they make so many cock-ups on his car, but somehow manage to avoid the same on the other, even a saint would find it hard to keep silent.

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