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The time is right for me to quit F1 says Webber

37-year-old Mark Webber is heading into his final race weekend as a Formula One driver.

The Red Bull Racing driver has been a key part of the success that the Milton Keynes team have achieved over the past four years, with four Formula One Constructors titles as well as four F1 drivers titles for team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

While Webber's personal achievements look slightly modest in comparison to his illustrious team-mate, Webber is quite rightly proud of his achievements in the sport.

To-date, his record reads 214 races, 9 victories, 41 podiums, whilst finishing third in the championship in both 2010 and 2011.

Reflecting on his Formula One Career, Mark Webber told the BBC: 'I've done what I can, done my best but there comes a point when it's not what it once was,'

'I will leave very satisfied. I've been dealt a very good hand, (I'm) very proud of what I've achieved.'


After over a decade driving the likes of Minardi, Jaguar, Williams and finally Red Bull, Webber is now set to endurance racing, driving for Porsche in a bid to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.

He continued: 'There would be something wrong if I was disappointed to be finishing, because that's the reason I've made my decision, as a sportsman or woman that's why we all make those decisions: because in the end the fire is not quite what it was, and you've got to accept that.

'So the time is good for me, one to go and we'll put on a very good performance, I believe I can do that in Brazil.

'I'm happy I'm still driving pretty well, making my mark so to speak, but I've had my time. I've enjoyed it and achieved a few things, so let the guys do their thing in the future.'











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Date:Friday November 22 2013

Time: 11:00AM

 

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