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Mark Webber speaks of ‘camaraderie’ with Vettel

Apr 28, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber AP

The multi 21 fiasco may have dominated the headlines recently, yet Mark Webber has now spoken of the respect that he and teammate Sebastian Vettel have for each other within the Red Bull setup.

Webber’s relationship with Vettel appeared to be at an all-time low following the incident in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which saw the defending world champion pass Webber for the lead against team orders. However, the Australian driver has suggested the opposite is true in a recent interview with IANS.

“Sebastian and I are a team and we share a great camaraderie,” Webber said.

“Sebastian is an experienced driver. Besides, we have a common goal as teammates to make our team proud.”

Webber suggested that it was the drivers’ duty to Red Bull to respect and push each other.

“We continue to respect each other and will continue to remain focused in wanting to make the team proud.”

Although rumors of an impending move to Porsche’s World Endurance Championship squad fail to go away, Webber is confident that he can still challenge for wins this season, and perhaps even the title.

“The goal is always to win. That’s what keeps me motivated on the tracks. I will give it my best shot and leave the rest to fate and destiny.”

These comments will certainly confuse many Formula One fans following the incident in Malaysia, although they may be nothing but empty words in order to draw attention away from the inter-team battle, thus easing the pressure on Mark Webber.

  1. apexassassin - Apr 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Here, let me preface that title for you:

    “Faced with Unemployment, Mark Webber speaks of ‘camaraderie’ with Vettel”

  2. techmeister1 - Apr 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Webber has always been a classy guy and excellent driver. Vettel came into F1 as a talents nice young man but he has changed into an egomaniac. The majority of professionals in F1 and motorsports in general chastised Vettel for his lack of professionalism in Malaysia and his absurd comments later in the week when he stated that Webber didn’t deserve the win.

    These ignorant comments from Vettel illustrate he has lost the plot. Webber was pulling away from Vettel at a half second per lap until the team told them both to turn down their engines and hold position so that both cars could finish the race without mechanical issues or run out of fuel. Vettel being an arrogant brat chose to pass Webber after he turned his power down because Vettel was unable to pass Webber when he was running full power. Vettel may be a good driver but he has no integrity nor class. His lack of professionalism was evident for the world to see in Malaysia and the following week. He’s a perfect example of how people can become so egotistic from fame and fortune that they self-inflict personal character assassination.

    • apexassassin - Apr 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      You Vettel bashers all seem to forget his age. He acts just like the young champions before him, maybe even a little less assholish than Alonso and Hamilton and Schumi…

      I give the guy a lot of credit for the maturity he does display (you don’t win 3 titles by acting like an ass full time and he always is good to his team, unlike other drivers I could mention).

      Webber, does not deserve nearly the same amount of respect considering he’s got 9 wins in 200 races and often makes dubious on track decisions… if he weren’t an Aussie he’d already be gone. But as for Vettel, let’s see how he matures and acts when he’s Alonso or Webber’s age. Imo he’s already ahead of the curve, recent incidents included.

  3. procupkarting - Apr 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    RT @AussieGrit Some rubbish quotes floating around today I hear, good old spin job by someone… #outofdatequotes

    Have a great weekend :)))

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