Thread: Webber stays at RBR for 2013
10th Jul 12, 10:10 #1
Webber stays at RBR for 2013
I received a text there which has informed me that Mark Weber has signed with RBR for 2013.
10th Jul 12, 10:17 #2
10th Jul 12, 10:17 #3
If so I´m glad, Mark is one of the best drivers on the grid.
10th Jul 12, 18:46 #4
its a good decision
a bit early suggesting that RBR were keen on locking him up and possibly thwarting Ferrari's advances.
The first domino has fallen in the silly (pre)season.
you can't argue with results
10th Jul 12, 21:35 #5
I've always had that issue I can never remember if it is one or two b's in his name
10th Jul 12, 23:25 #6
Hes a great guy and fine driver and he is actually having a great season. 2 wins and championship contender."In F1 too many things overshadow the Racing" by Kimi
"Like DRS, soft tyres and "The Show"." by Me
10th Jul 12, 23:56 #7
Good news for RBR, I think he just had an off season last year. A bit like lewis last year, and bunson this year. I think everyone has this sometimes, even the shoe!Ha'wey Hamilton, bring the WDC crown home and the beers are on me
11th Jul 12, 01:32 #8
He alluded to it during an interview with the top 3 drivers at the Blondie gig but glad it's confirmed.
11th Jul 12, 03:39 #9
Sealed a nail in Massa`s Ferrari career as well by letting on he was in talks with Ferrari, which we all knew, but it shows Ferrari are seriously looking for alternatives, which will do nothing for his confidence just when he seems to be getting it together and getting some results.
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11th Jul 12, 04:02 #10
Massa should throw him a party. The chances of him staying at Ferrari for one more year are now greatly increased.
I believe Webber wanted at least a two year contract, either with Ferrari or RBR, but none would offer that to him. Ferrari just wanted him for one year to have options open regarding Vettel for 2014, and considering that the same was on offer from RBR, he chose to stay put. Wise move if you ask me. Not to mention that he actually likes living in England and has a nice house there with his family, so moving to Italy wasn't probably the easiest thing to do.
Anyway, he's a great guy, and really fast on his day. I agree that he had an off year last year, this year and 2010 are much more representative of what he is capable of. Also love the way he interacts with other drivers. You get the feeling that no one holds a grudge against him, which in such a competitive sport, is a rarity.Iceman: Adjective 1)Rapid, swift 2)Nickname of Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, a legendary Formula 1 driver
11th Jul 12, 09:05 #11
This is great to hear, as Massa is one of my favourite drivers out there! (If not the favourite.)
This removes a nail from the coffin, and I'm also pleased that Massa found form at the most recent event.1990 BTCC-CHAMPION w/ 207 points and 9 race wins
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11th Jul 12, 11:30 #12
Sensible and logical deal. And this should also put an end to rumours of Hamilton leaving McLaren, because now he has nowhere to go - RBR might have been the only remote conceivable option.
As Webber wisely says - the continuation of his career (beyond 2013) depends on himself and his performances. At the moment he is still performing very well and hence is valuable to the team.
I think so far in 2012 Webber has actually been performing even better than 2010, because back then he was making some costly mistakes every now and then (Australia, Valencia, Korea). So far in 2012 no significant mistakes. Also his starts seem to have improved compared to last couple of seasons.
11th Jul 12, 13:18 #13
Hamilton would only got to RBR if Vettel left. But even then it would be a tricky choice as RBR seems as variable as McLaren these days.Please 'like' our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/motorsportforums
11th Jul 12, 14:47 #14
11th Jul 12, 20:27 #15
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Thought Hamilton was interested in going to Renault ,next year
12th Jul 12, 00:20 #16
12th Jul 12, 04:50 #17
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Mark Webber was so significantly dominated by Vettel in 2011 that I thought that if this performance gap continued, Webber might lose his seat in 2013. However, I was wrong. His consistency is as good as always, and with two GP wins he is suddenly a championship contender. RBR is my favorite team right now.
12th Jul 12, 08:42 #18
12th Jul 12, 09:58 #19
I feared for Mark after last year but he has fought back strongly and is showing the form he produced in 2010. He's in title contention for the second time in three years and that level of performance warrants a new contract.
Not only that, but he's a no-nonsense, honest, hardworking, thoroughly good bloke.Riccardo Patrese - 256GPs 1977-1993
12th Jul 12, 11:09 #20