Formula 1 Racing & F1 Fan Portal | F1-Fansite.com

Formula E tickets Monaco

F1 News

Early retirement for Vettel predicts Webber

Sebastian Vettel & Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel & Mark Webber

Sebastian Vettel & Mark Webber

Mark Webber has predicted an early retirement for his former teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Throughout German Vettel's four-year championship-winning reign, Australian Webber was his teammate at Red Bull, where in 2010 they initially tussled for the first title.

"Obviously the scorecards aren't exactly in my favour," Webber, who retired from F1 after 2013 and will now spearhead Porsche's prototype return at Le Mans, told the March edition of Motor Sport magazine.

"Especially since we went to the Pirellis," Australian Webber, 37, told journalist Nigel Roebuck. "He destroyed me on those, but I can live with that."

That's because over a single lap, Webber thinks even his famous Ferrari ally Fernando Alonso struggles to match Vettel.

"I always thought Fernando was the best, and I still do -- on Sundays," he said.

"On one lap, though, I think Seb's got him covered -- and I'm taking in terms of preparation, not just pace.

"Seb's strengths, as we know, are escaping at the start, and running in clean air -- he's like a computer, isn't he? His only weakness was always fast corners."

When it comes to slow corners, however, Webber admits Vettel is untouchably strong.

"A couple of weeks ago I watched the Singapore race on television for the first time: he was two and a half seconds quicker than anyone, and he had Nico, Fernando, Lewis and me behind him," he marvelled.

"It wasn't as though he was racing a bunch of muppets! Ok, it wasn't always like that, but at some races he was exceptional."

Also unique, Webber admitted, is Vettel's approach to life so far.

Although Vettel is notoriously private, Webber thinks his former rival has positively sped through his 26 years of life so far.

"Do you know what?" Webber said, "I think Seb will do everything early in life.

"He's got his championship titles and his results early, he's going to have a kid early and I think he'll retire early -- he'll probably take a blast in the red car, then sayonara."

Book discounted tickets and reservate your hotel room in our F1 Tickets Shop.

Please share this article & subscribe to our FREE weekly F1 Newsletter

PinIt
  submit to reddit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest posts in this F1 category:

See older posts in our F1 Archive »

Stay Updated by F1-Fansite!

2017 F1 Merchandise

2017 F1 MerchandiseGet your 2017 F1 Merchandise here.

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 Tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com 2017 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book entrance Spanish F1 GP Spain '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Monaco F1 GP Monaco '1725% Sold OutBook Now
Book entrance Canadian F1 GP Canada '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Austrian F1 GP Austria '1750% Sold OutBook Now
Book entrance British F1 GP UK '1740% Sold OutBook Now
Book entrance Hungary F1 GP Hungary '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Belgian F1 GP Belgium '175% DiscountBook Now
Book entrance Italian F1 GP Italy '1710% DiscountBook Now
Book entrance Belgian F1 GP Singapore '1717% DiscountBook Now
Book entrance Malaysian F1 GP Malaysia '17-9% DiscountBook Now
Book Japanese F1 GP Japan '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance USA F1 GP USA '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Mexican F1 GP Mexico '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Brazil F1 GP Brazil '17AvailableBook Now
Book entrance Italian F1 GP Abu Dhabi '1730% DiscountBook Now

Polls

Who will be Hamilton's team mate in 2018

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
F1 Polls