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THANK YOU MARK---HAVE ENJOYED YOUR DRIVING--F1 NEEDS MORE LIKE YOU----NOT SV OR B.ECLESTONE--------ALL THE BEST AT PORSCHE
bit like barrichello, get to an age when there's too many good youngsters about, good driver and had his moments but certainly in last few years never up there enough to worry the top guys, good luck to him and wonder who will be up to being a no2 driver with SV?
PS: This is hardly news, AutoSport broke the story about Webber leaving 2 weeks ago or more! Get with the times Beeb!
@469Well that averages 3,200 deaths a year. Which among other things makes me wonder why road safety is so highly politicised when, say, cancer kills 500,000 a year but doesn't receive 156 times the publicity. It wouldn't be about meddling politcians rather than actual safety, would it?
Good luck Mark. Shame on RB for stifling your WDC opportunity in favour of SV. Mind you the whole of the FIA has assisted with getting SV three titles. Rules bent, or ignored. Spurious penalties applied to real contenders or those threatening to take points off Vettel..... Anyway enjoy the Porsche series and dwell on your successes....
MW has done more than raw talent would suggest, down to grit. On his day, amazing, but not consistently top drawer. Proper bloke stuff plays well with homoerotic F1 journos, but hides a savvy politico, eg relationship with RB owner. Had beating of all team-mates, but SV. Finally, grid will be poorer without him, but good decision. KR won´t do any better with RB than Lotus. Pos2/3 is OK with him.
I will not miss Mark Webber but only the favourite driver i miss is only Michael Schumacher, i do not hate Mark it is just when you support/follow a guy like i have since 1991 you know what kind of driver is the best and a awesome world champion, I like Seb Vettel he is a good driver.
Can´t believe I won´t see Mark Webber next year. he is a true great driver. It would be awesome if he would race for Lotus in 2014. All the best for him with Porsche and LeMans.
@465 all racing is dangerous, life is dangerous. Over 32,000 people were killed on UK roads in the 10 years up to 2008. Did you consider giving up driving I know I didn't. MW is a racing driver, that's what he does.
dear anti-VET "fans", tell me pls., which WEB you will miss:-the WEB you compare to VET and say if he wouldn't be suppressed by the team he'd be better than VETor-the WEB who is not good enough to be a reference, VET would suffer against some 'real' challengerBtw, I don't think he's a WDC material but probably slightly above average, he will rock the wec and le mans, wish him the best
The biggest loser in all of this seems to be Christian Horner, as it appears that neither of his drivers respect him. Vettel says and does what he likes knowing he will be let off and Mark W, gave him no warning of his plan to leave probably due to the amount of times CH has failed him. As team bosses go, he does not seem to have much authority.
this is brilliant timing for MW as it will play mind games with CH and SV, he will be out to win. Kimi playing the game too with his comment that he has no contract for next year so can do what he wants.......Seb will be getting really worried now. Prediction, Alonso to win WDC, Di Resta to Red Bull, MW two more wins but Constructors still has to be RBR. Good Luck to Mark.
I'm surprised Webber has changed his mind about Le Mans, particularly as a driver was killed last week in the 24h race. RIP Allan Simonsen. Safety is a serious shortcoming of Le Mans, especially with cars that like to fly.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorsport/le-mans/10137958/Le-Mans-24-Hours-2013-Allan-McNishs-victory-overshadowed-by-death-of-Allan-Simonsen.html
Well done MW i hope you have success in sports cars now for the rest of this season go out and beat V in every race that's left.
I will miss Mark so much as you always know you are getting the honest picture from him and he's a great racer. Although he says Vettel has nothing to do with his retirement, its clear he must be feeling uneasy in the team especially as he did not tell Horner until the last minute...
So Horner says he wants the quickest driver alongside Seb. Why do I believe that decision is more in the hands of Helmut and Seb than Horner.Says a lot that Webber told Matchestiz he was leaving days before Horne,r then Webber said he told Horner because he was contractually obliged to before announcing to the world straight after.Multi21 Christian, Multi21.
Webber will be sorely missed. He has done a lot of good for the sport and wish him every success with Porsche.
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