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Old 19 Oct 2016, 20:19 (Ref:3681458)   #16
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Yes well done Mr Webber on a wonderful career!, hope he appears at least once at Bathurst in the near future.
Nope, highly unlikely.
In his retirement announcement (full text not the headlines) he said he has no interest in racing anything in lower formulae or levels. By the sound of it not even a 'Goodwood' type.
Disappointing, he came across as a career driver not a racer. It also sounded like he's lost his bottle now he's married, family etc.
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The DSC interview is great, but Marks answers were very..depressing, tbh. Highly dismissive of the prospect of entering the Bathurst 1000, saying the cars would be a disappointment. The only thing he was positive over was single seaters and that he has no real interest beyond those. The fact he isn't even bothered that he never won Le Mans says a lot. No desire to run Bathurst, and questioning why he'd want to do Pikes Peak? I can't understand why someone wouldn't want to run these events - they are such massive parts of motorsport that I think we'd all love a chance to have a go.

Seems like his heart was always in F1, and nothing else. He didn't stick about in F1 because he recognised that his career path was going to end up being the Coulthard route of a slow move downwards, so he went elsewhere and wasn't particularly enthusiastic about it.

To be brutally honest, if he's not really THAT into it, then I'm glad he's decided to call it quits, rather than continue on to collect cash. That way someone who really does want to win Le Mans can get the seat.
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Old 20 Oct 2016, 21:52 (Ref:3681663)   #18
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The DSC interview is great, but Marks answers were very..depressing, tbh. Highly dismissive of the prospect of entering the Bathurst 1000, saying the cars would be a disappointment.
Mark even since his FFord and FHolden days was always quite honest and straight forward in saying he had zero interest in touring cars - especially the current formula in Australia.

He enjoyed racing cutting edge technology and performance cars - respect to him.

The thing I didn't fully appreciate until reading the article is how much the Brazil crash did and still does rattle him
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Old 21 Oct 2016, 06:25 (Ref:3681722)   #19
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Well, the Brazil crash involved a lapped car, and he was rather dismissive of Am drivers too. Seemed to be a hint that he blames Brendons Silverstone incident on the Am car, which I don't agree with.
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Well, the Brazil crash involved a lapped car, and he was rather dismissive of Am drivers too. Seemed to be a hint that he blames Brendons Silverstone incident on the Am car, which I don't agree with.
For the Brazil crash, I never saw a video of the crash itself, only the aftermath, so that makes it difficult to judge.

As for the Silverstone incident, that's how I read it too: blame the Am. I don't agree either, that was Brendon's misjudgement. Nothing more, nothing less.
IIRC, the Am driver was punished, though.

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To be brutally honest, if he's not really THAT into it, then I'm glad he's decided to call it quits, rather than continue on to collect cash. That way someone who really does want to win Le Mans can get the seat.
To be fair, I don't think he ever was doing WEC for the money.
I think he genuinely wanted to drive a Porsche LMP1 car, but Le Mans was just one of the races for him.

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Next years regulations dont seem to excite Webber to much at all. Almost seems like the same reason he got out of Formula 1
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Seems like his heart was always in F1, and nothing else. He didn't stick about in F1 because he recognised that his career path was going to end up being the Coulthard route of a slow move downwards, so he went elsewhere and wasn't particularly enthusiastic about it.

To be brutally honest, if he's not really THAT into it, then I'm glad he's decided to call it quits, rather than continue on to collect cash. That way someone who really does want to win Le Mans can get the seat.
Webber since the beginning of his career was very open that F1 was all that interested him, and has always stated since he left for Europe he had no interest in racing "taxi's" (his words a few times) at Bathurst

He was also pretty open that he went to WEC to wind down his career, rather than stopping cold turkey after 2013 in F1

Webber probably see's Le Mans as something that he would have liked to have won for Porsche, but he's had five (four i guess) cracks at it in top machinery and it hasn't worked out, abit like F1 he probably doesn't want to hang around just to say you've won it.
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Mark drove the first lap of the upgraded track named in his honour...

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