Mark Webber: Sebastian Vettel / Formula 1 Insights

Mark Webber understands that his former teammate Sebastian Vettel will depart Formula 1 after the present season. He is assured: “The time was proper for him, the time was proper.”


Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber had been teammates at Red Bull Racing for 5 years (2009-2013), throughout which the German received 4 world championships and the Australian completed third on the planet championship 3 times. So you recognize one another effectively. So the resignation of the 35-year-old former colleague, introduced final week, was not a sensation for Webber.

“I’m not shocked by Sebastian’s choice, though he introduced it in the midst of the season. It was apparent. The time was proper for him, the time was proper. He doesn’t remorse his step,” mentioned the 45-year-old citizen.

The World Endurance Champion with Porsche (2015) assessed whether or not it was a mistake for Vettel to modify to Aston Martin as a substitute of stepping down as a Ferrari driver: “Maybe. I’m not a gamer, I am unable to say. When he signed with Aston Martin, he most likely wasn’t able to retire. He was solely 32 years previous at the moment.”

Webber doubts Vettel will utterly disrupt motorsport: “I would not be shocked if he begins one thing else in motorsport.” And with a smile: “Formula E can be good for him!” No joke.”

Webber added: “Sebastian has been spending quite a lot of time together with his household, which is comprehensible. He will get off the treadmill and sees what it is love to do one thing totally different. He has time to suppose. And he is a really profitable man, very wealthy, with choices and all the chances.”

Regarding present Formula 1 – the place he’s supervisor of Oscar Piastri amid the turbulence surrounding his compatriot – Webber mentioned: “Ferrari is extremely quick, the efficiency potential is unquestionable, it is big. But implementation and stability are very disappointing. With the brand new guidelines, vehicles must alter extra sensitively to the traits of the highway, which doesn’t make the scenario simpler. If you lose factors and prime locations on account of stability points, you as a driver wish to atone for these misplaced factors and this normally results in making your individual errors. “If you lose 50 factors due to the approach, it places quite a lot of stress on you as a driver.”

Webber shouldn’t be concerned in Porsche’s new long-distance challenge. Does he wish to check the brand new LMDh prototype? “Hmm. I’m very pleased to have the ability to drive the 919.” Are you interested by engaged on the Red Bull Porsche challenge for 2026? “No, no, too far.” No extra unique announcement? “No, positively,” he says with fun.

Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs.
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834 s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +12.337
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +14,579
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +15,688
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +16,047
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1:18.300 min
08. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpi, +1 lap
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 lap
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1 lap
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +2 laps
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, engine

Championship standing (after 13 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04. Russell 158
05. Sainz 156
06. Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Botta is 46 years previous
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricardo 19
13. Gaseous 16
14. Hag 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Album 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 431 factors
02. Ferrari 334
03. Mercedes 304
04. Alpine 99
05. McLaren 95
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3


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