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Webber to consider F1 future

“I got myself into a position where we were controlling the race. I was being told the target lap times, again in relation to how the tyres are. Obviously Seb and Lewis [Hamilton] come back to me at one point in the race, I responded and lifted the pace up and got away around the stop.

“Then we had a pretty good situation tee'd up towards the end of the race and after the last stop I thought that it would be interesting how the team would deal with. I was ready for a sprint to the end. Then the team obviously rang up and said: “The race is over - the pressure is off now. We need to look after the tyres to the end". Basically don't fight each other. I turned the engine down. We have some codes in terms of getting the cars to the end.

“I want to race as well, but in the end the team made a decision, which we always say before the race is probably how it's going to be – we look after the tyres, get the car to the end. But Seb made his own decisions today. He will have protection - and that's the way it goes. We know he's a very quick peddler but I was disappointed with the outcome,” Webber concluded.

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24.03.2013- Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9
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Clone - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 5:24 PM

Nooooo! Mark is one of the coolest guys in F1 and I one of the genuinely nicest in the paddock. I don't know why he re-signed for red bull...they always treat him like ****. His experience would add a lot to one of the mid-field teams like Force India or Mclaren

Harv - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 5:58 PM

People who say "Vettel was faster" just illustrate how clueless they are. Everyone is driving to conserve their tyres (and towards the end, their engines) so while Vettel is historically faster than Webber a majority of the time (albeit it usually reasonably close), the fact is Webber was told to turn down his engine (and they would go to the flag with him ahead and Vettel second), hence Vettel caught him. That's all there is to it, no one can tell actually who was faster - even Vettel's petulant "I am faster than him, move him out of the way" was responded to by Webber pulling away over half a second the next lap.

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