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Mark Webber says it is the 'best move' to leave F1 at the end of the season, even if he could have gone on for another year

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intheredcorner

September 17, 2013 12:06 PM

maybe coincides with getting so close in 2010 and then getting clobbered by 'team vettel' ever since. he possibly considered the alternative of going to 'team alonso' but for whatever reason that didnt work out. porsche however could be a nice alternative.

Corkey

September 17, 2013 12:11 PM

True. Perhaps with a different team mate things would have been different, but the team favoured Seb after he won his first title. There is no question that Vettel is the faster racer out of the two, but it's always that much harder when you know you are rated as second best within your team, not as equals.

Ptolemy

September 17, 2013 12:29 PM

Its not that Webber was rated "second best" it is simply that Vettel is a Juggernaut. Sometimes the guy who is behind in the points should help his team mate gain as much as possible.
Oh well, at least the history books can't say that Vettel was "helped" to ANY of his accomplishments. Mark Webber has fought Seb tooth-and-nail the whole time they've been paired at Red Bull. The most ridiculous was at the last race of the season last year when Vettel needed every point he could muster after Senna shunted him on lap one. Mark made sure to steal as many points as possible from Seb. For what? Webber's season was over. He deserved the "Multi-21" treatment.

bobsmyname

September 17, 2013 12:33 PM

@Ptolemy

" after Senna shunted him on lap one"

By that I take it you mean...

"after Vettel took out Senna and Perez with a reckless late turn into the corner and got away without any penalty"

Is that what you mean??

Arizonalaw

September 17, 2013 12:40 PM

definitely a good move from Webbs to Leave Red Bull it is obvious the team favours Vettel which was highlighted a the multi 21 incident when Newey who I have so much respect for was hovering around Vettel and laughing and talking with him pre the podium but had no time for Webber even though Seb was in the wrong. That must of hit home for Mark when your cars designer is seemingly taking sides.

Pau1inel

September 17, 2013 12:49 PM

Bobsmyname/Ptolemy

As a result of that incident, Vettle ended up with damage to his car which could not be repaired and at the back of the pack by a long way. If my memory serves me well, he also had problems with his radio, so he had to come back into the pits after one lap to get his tyres changed again later on in the race. I have to admit I thought it was all over for the championship battle but his 'never say die' attitude and championship spirit came to the fore. He showed his mettle (Vettle's Mettle...was it Richard who coined that phrase?) and showed himself to be the true champion. He deserved that (championship) win, probably more than any other (in my opinion).

richard

September 17, 2013 1:39 PM

bob. funny that? how can a guy in front take out two guys behind? the finding was that senna braked too late and hit vettel who was in front. but if you wish to rewrite history, so be it!

MikeLite

September 17, 2013 3:13 PM

Richard: go to youtube type in Senna Vettel crash Brazil.

There is amateur footage from the stand from an totally different angle to the TV footage and you can plainly see Vettel turning in on Senna who was alongside him on the racing line.
I know you think the little blonde blue eyed chap is the greatest human being ever to sit in a race car, but on this occasion he was in the wrong.

richard

September 17, 2013 3:54 PM

mikelite. senna was not on the racing line, but vettel was. and this was the view of the stewarts who had a lot more info than you or me!
and senna was not alongside him in accordance with fia regulations.
anyway, its all past history now, and the main poin that people are making is that from being dead last, no radio, and badly damaged car, vettel drove to save the wdc. I would applaud any driver who did the same.

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