F1 » Webber: Talking Porsche


In the final part of a reflective interview, Mark Webber looks forward to returning to the sportscar arena after eleven years in F1...

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Webbertron

November 09, 2013 12:32 PM
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He hasn't won a race this year, but neither has Felipe Massa so I guess he didn't have all that much to lose if he moved to Ferrari. Many people say that the Redbull is the fastest car, but still I'd imagine any F1 driver would be proud to say they drove for Ferrari. Just imagine what things would be like if he made that move though.

Also I'm unsure on the contract he has with Porsche, but I have this feeling inside me that we will see him back in a F1 car sometime. Like when Massa crashed and Ferrari almost brought Scumacher back. But one has to wonder about what he couldn't agree on with Ferrari. Was is money or something else? Who knows.

richard

November 09, 2013 1:38 PM

webber has claimed several time that ferrai wantd him. but domencialli and di montezemlo have both said that there was no negotiations apart from initial contact by webber. don't forget, even lalli clamed he was "in talks" with ferrari . the vital difference is...who is doing the talking. I wonder how long it will be before webber starts criticising Porsche?

Giveway

November 09, 2013 3:05 PM

Oh Richard, Richard, Richard.

A team who has been told, 'no' by a driver will always say there was no contact, which is Ferrari in this case. As is the way with the driver-market. You cant have 2 or 3 top drivers in negotiations with one team for the one available seat, and have that team select one driver over the other two without ever knowing there is anyone else on the cards, if they all knew, it creates bad feelings and harder negotiation, so teams play dumb. Its the way it has always been Richard. lol

richard

November 09, 2013 4:00 PM

giveway. and look how many drivers claim that they have been in talks with Ferrari! they are the team around whom the most "claims" of talks and offers, are mentioned. webber said the sam for the last three years, yet still opted fore bull.

MoD1982

November 09, 2013 8:03 PM

Richard, that comment just went and proved Giveway's point. Ferrari have obviously denied it on purpose.

And it clearly hasn't crossed many people's minds, but the relationship Webber and DM is based on strong loyalty to each other - and through extension, the team. Loyalty is something that can't be bought with money, when it's to a level those two have with each other.

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