Nov 20, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Mark Webber says he’s not concerned about missing out on Formula One’s radical technological overhaul next year he “will have that” through his move to Porsche.
Webber is leaving Red Bull after this weekend’s race to join Porsche’s World Endurance Championship squad.
“Technically they are very advanced and the closest thing to a Formula One car,” Webber told the official F1 website.
“I want a different environment, a different series – to get a bit more balance,” Webber explained. “Most of the decision is for the off-track stuff. You want to have more balance away from the racing.”
This year’s World Endurance Championship features eight events to F1′s 19.
“It will not be a rocket ship to success,” Webber said of his impending switch. “We have to work hard.”
“But it is a super famous company – one of the most famous automotive brands in the world – so that is very exciting for me.”
Webber will also be returning to the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. He previously competed with Mercedes at the La Sarthe track but suffered two high-speed crashes in which his car flipped over violently.
“I still have unfinished business at Le Mans,” Webber added. “I loved racing at Le Mans, even if we had tough times there.”
Video from NASCAR America
- Abu Dhabi GP Paddock Notebook – Saturday 0
- Red Bull drivers excluded from qualifying in Abu Dhabi 1
- Force India confirms Sergio Perez on multi-year deal 2
- Nico Rosberg rallies to pole position in Abu Dhabi 0
- Rosberg closes out Abu Dhabi practice fastest 1
- Abu Dhabi GP Paddock Notebook – Friday 0
- Jimmie Johnson: Kevin Harvick winning Sprint Cup title was “the right thing” 21