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Webber revealed as co-owner of GP3 team.

Mark Webber has revealed a desire to help up-and-coming drivers, especially Australian hopefuls, by entering into a team ownership deal in the new GP3 Series.

The Red Bull Racing star, a graduate of GP2 Series predecessor F3000, has linked up with current team boss Christian Horner's Arden operation to run three cars in the new-for-2010 F1 support category, with Horner confirming during Friday's Japanese Grand Prix practice that Webber feels that the time is right to 'put something back into the sport'.

GP2 Series organisers revealed the ten teams officially accepted into the new GP3 Series as F1 headed to Suzuka, with the Webber-Horner alliance set to run under the MW Arden banner, with an Australian licence.

GP3 will also have further F1 links courtesy of Manor Racing and Status Grand Prix which, under the guidance of recently-confirmed Cosworth recruit Mark Gallagher, won last season's A1GP title with Team Ireland.

The rest of the field is made up of existing GP2 outfits ART Grand Prix and Addax - both of which have been linked to possible F1 efforts - World Series by Renault frontrunners Carlin Motorsport and Tech 1, former GP2 entrant Hitech Racing, F3 experts Mucke Motorsport and former WSbR regular Jenzer Motorsport.




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rxracer - Unregistered

October 02, 2009 4:52 AM

Good to hear. Our national championships are crap, and we dont produce a hell of alot of potential F1 stars. I haven't got all day so I wont go into the reasons for that, but the end result is that open wheel racing in Australia gets less exposure than netball (I wish I was joking........ I'm not). And the few gems we do produce generally end up falling through the cracks and head for V8 Supercars. Mark can't possibly solve our problems entirely, but it's nice to see him trying to seal at least a few of those cracks.

rod b - Unregistered

October 18, 2009 9:54 PM

I think its great for up and coming Australian talent but I think its time for some aussie companys to get behind our drivers and this new partnership,theres companys wich call them selfs the big Australians so put your money where your mouth is Go AUS



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