Mark Webber is no doubt one of the top drivers in Formula One. His consistent results and experience make him a valuable asset to any team. In 2010 he came very close to becoming world champion only to be pipped to the post by his younger team mate, and at that time rising star, Sebastian Vettel. There have been plenty of “disagreements” between these two with cars colliding and team orders being ignored. This could well be a big part of why Mark Webber is leaving Formula One.
Mark has signed for the new Porsche World Endurance Championship competing team and shall pilot this car in 2014. Porsche could clearly see Webber’s value in his experience not only in F1, but also his previous involvement’s in sports car racing. Obviously this leaves a vacant seat in the dominant Red Bull Racing team, but as to who will take that place, all we have to go on is speculation. Mark Webber said “I am very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula One. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world.”
Porsche are to take on sister team Audi at events such as the Le Mans 24 Hour next year.