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Webber: Tough to consider retirement

Mark Webber admits it will be a difficult decision to take when it comes to retiring from F1
Mark Webber admits that it will be a difficult moment when he has to take the decision as to whether to retire from F1.

The Australian is set to be the oldest driver on the grid next season after the departure of both Michael Schumacher and Pedro de la Rosa from the sport, with Webber having inked a new twelve-month deal to stay with Red Bull mid-way through 2012.

As yet, there has been no suggestion from Webber that is considering bringing an end to his career, and the 36-year-old admitted it would be a difficult decision to take when the time comes.

"I haven't been there yet but it is going to be a very difficult moment, no question about it," he told GP International magazine.

"I suppose it's just about getting the timing right - not pulling the plug too early, knowing you have more to give of yourself, or going too long and not being quick enough or struggling to do the things you used to be able to do. That can become an issue as well."

Webber will hope to improve on sixth in the championship standings when the new season gets underway in Melbourne, although Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has hinted that he will be number two to Sebastian Vettel in 2013.



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Dee - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 5:50 PM

Webber the oldest driver on the grid next year? Looks that way. Yet when we look at the teamings for the 2012 season, Red Bull easily won the constructors championship because they had the best 2nd driver on the grid. Just look at how woeful Massa was for most of the season. Will Webber win the 2013 driver's championship? Highly unlikely, yet Red Bull would be stupid to replace Webber until they can find someone who consistently challenges Vettel the way Webber has over the past 3 seasons. Only when that happens will Red Bull be right in pushing Webber into retirement. From 2012 form, we may possibly still see Webber on the grid in 2014...

professor-x - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 4:13 PM

All Webber needs is for fair treatment with in his team, he was leading his teammate until Red Bull figured it out and left him for dead in 2012. Cmon RedBull, split that support down the middle, and lets see some real racing, not the oh sh*t my car broke again from Webber.



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