One of the endearing things about Mark Webber is his ability to speak his mind and sum up a situation succinctly when other drivers may orbit the issues, speak around it or sometimes engage in ham-fisted rhetoric. Mark is genuine article and dearly missed on the Formula 1 grid.
Would it be fair to suggest that Mark may not be missing the F1 grid? Perhaps because his life outside the sport is with Porsche and their WEC program which is producing some of the world’s best racing at the moment.
In an interesting interview at the BBC, Mark says that F1 has never been weaker. The cars are miles away from what the drivers truly want and while it isn’t easier to win a title now versus ten years ago, it isn’t the same and it’s not just fans losing interest.
Take a listen:
Is he right? Does Mark share your concerns as well as the drivers over F1’s ills?