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      06-27-2013, 04:35 AM   #1
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Mark Webber Leaving F1 to drive Porsche's LMP1 car in 2014 and Beyond

As reported in Motorsport.com and also BBC Sport:

http://www.motorsport.com/#!/f1/news...rsche-in-2014/

http://www.motorsport.com/lemans/new...s-for-porsche/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/23074108


"Jun.27 (GMM) Mark Webber is retiring from formula one at the end of the year in order to drive for Porsche's new Le Mans prototype programme in 2014 and beyond.

The popular and outspoken 36-year-old Australian has driven for Red Bull since 2007, and has more than 200 grands prix under his belt, including nine wins.

"I'm very much looking forward to this new challenge," Webber said in a statement.

2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen is the favourite to replace Webber at Red Bull."
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      06-27-2013, 04:54 AM   #2
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Well the rumor comes true.. hopefully he takes a couple wins before the season is out.
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      06-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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I hope so too. I honestly think it'll be better for him.
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Will be interesting to see how he handles with Porsche's dynamics. Very different from the Red Bull beast
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      06-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Now we can see Kimi wipe the floor with Vettel with equal equipment. (Flame suit on!! lol).
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      06-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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Now we can see Kimi wipe the floor with Vettel with equal equipment. (Flame suit on!! lol).
No kidding, I can't see anyway this turns out well for Sea-Bass.
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      06-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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good for him! redbull/seb treated him poorly.

will always remember him saying "not bad for a #2"
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      06-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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Kimi is the man
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      06-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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I really hope Kimi goes to Red Bull. It's been ages since we saw two great drivers in a winning team. With the noticeable exception of Button/Hamilton, lately it has always been a good driver and a somewhat lesser driver.
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can't wait to watch

He will try to take Vettel out when he has the chance IMO.
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      06-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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So Webbo got nothing to lose now.
No team orders, this is going to be interesting.
But I'm sure he will be "professional".
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Cool shit...
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      06-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #13
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Oh gosh, I hope for Webbos sake they start races under a green flag rather than the lights
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I certainly hope so!



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      06-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #15
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Don't do it Webbo!

But then again, Vettel needs a run for his money!

Go Kimi!
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so to become a Porsche test driver you have to have "winning F1 driver" on your resume?

that pretty much kills my dream
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Glad to hear this. Webber got screwed and I would have done the same if I were him. The Porsche LMP1 program will be a great opportunity for him.

I also hope that Kimi gets the Red Bull spot. I don't see him taking team orders too well.
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It'll be great! Two drivers that don't follow team orders, they'll take each other out and give other teams a chance to make things more interesting. F1 has been the "Red Bull Show" for too long IMO.
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Sports car racing ftw
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I am happy for Webbo and Porsche LMP1 team(s). It will be a great opportunity for them both.

It would be even better if Kimi left F1 and went to LMP1 too.
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