F1 » Webber fire casts doubts for Japan, prompts random fire truck


Mark Webber's final F1 season shows no sign of easing up on its misfortune, with the Australian making a fiery exit from the Korean Grand Prix.

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Firestorm

October 06, 2013 12:13 PM

Webber again very unlucky. Without these problems that happened to him(Germany, Singapore, South Korea) he would be fighting for 2nd place in the standings. He lost 3 possible podiums in the races above. I wish him better luck for the reminder of the season.

joat

October 06, 2013 12:26 PM

Any fool knows this is all staged, just to put on a show. Once was enough but twice in a row was more than pure coincidence. This was not going to happen to Vettel (RBR would not allow it) but poor Webber...what has he got to lose?

Jagworth1

October 06, 2013 1:42 PM

Joat, as much as Vettel has guardian angels Webber seems to have the opposite, but it was sadly just plumb bad luck. Before the Perez tire disintegration Webber had driven an impressive race was looking a pretty sure thing for a podium finish ....

Taipan

October 06, 2013 1:59 PM
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Joat, So what do you think, Marko paid Pirelli to give Perez an exploding tyre so that Webber got a puncture and in case that didn't do the job he also paid Sutil to drive into him and just to be super sure he also paid the fire marshals to let the car burn for a good few minutes to completely destroy it, and he did all that to help Vettel?

Tough day for Webber he was on for a really good result at one point but if Webber deserved a reprimand for putting himself on track at Singapore just what sort of penalty should the clown get who decided to put a fire truck on the track?

Slagheap

October 06, 2013 4:17 PM

I am very pleased Mark wasnt trapped in that car, judging by the stupid amount of time wasted to put it out, plus the bloke on the extinguisher didnt have a clue where he should be aiming his foam. Amazingly bad protocol all round FIA, TOP Job not!!

Taipan

October 06, 2013 4:29 PM

Sutil went to Webber after the race to apologise and said it was completely his fault. Then the stewards investigated the crash and said that Sutil had locked his brakes losing control of the car and said they would take no further action.
How many times have we seen a driver getting a penalty for doing just that in the past? where's the consistency?

On the subject of penalties, Bianchi and Pic both picked up reprimands which put them over the 3 strike rule and will receive 10 place grid penalties in Japan.

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