Connect with us

F1 top news

Vettel exit could hurt Red Bull – Webber

Published

on

fz5ib8jg86rv69pihwit
Sebastian Vettel’s team switch for 2015 could hurt Red Bull and help Ferrari.

that is the claim of the former F1 star Mark Webber, even though they were the best of enemies as teammates.

During their time as Red Bull teammates between 2009 until Webber’s retirement in 2013, Vettel won 38 grands prix compared to the Australian’s nine.

So today, Webber freely admits his total respect for Vettel’s talent, and backed his move to Ferrari on the basis that he needed “fresh motivation and a change”.

As for the impact it will have on Red Bull, Webber told the Herald Sun: “The line is not ‘they won’t miss Vettel’, the line is that when he wants to do something else and be in a different environment, then he is better off going somewhere he might feel he will get more out of himself.

“That’s definitely a question for the team halfway through the season, whether they are missing some of that experience,” he added.

Webber’s countryman Daniel Ricciardo has stepped into Vettel’s old number 1 role for 2015, and given the Australian’s impressive 2014 campaign, Webber is expecting another “solid” year for the energy drink-owned team.

“Obviously a wealth of knowledge and Daniel’s experience is only going to help him,” he said.

“They are lacking a little bit of continuity at Red Bull now — there are a few people who have left the team,” Webber added.

“So that will be interesting to see how technically good the car is over the course of a full season, not just at the start.

“Mercedes are the clear favourites,” he insisted. “They had a great season last year and should come out of the gates very strongly.” (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F118 hours ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F12 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F12 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F14 days ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F14 days ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F14 days ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...

2018 F15 days ago

Ricciardo is worth top dollar – Alain Prost

Paying the big bucks for Daniel Ricciardo is an expense that Renault can fully justify. That is the view of...

2018 F15 days ago

Vettel feeling pressure of 2018 F1 title battle – Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel often struggles with pressure. That is the view of Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s famous technical boss who penned...

2018 F15 days ago

Red Bull excluding Ricciardo from meetings

Daniel Ricciardo is set to be given the cold shoulder by Red Bull. The Australian is moving from the energy...

2018 F15 days ago

Recovering Lauda ‘a lot better’ now – brother

Niki Lauda’s brother says the F1 legend is “a lot better” as he recovers from a lung transplant. The F1...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media