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2013-10-03 08:56

QAULITY NEEDED IN F1: Retiring F1 driver Mark Webber lashed out at pay-drivers and unpopular events in the sport citing a need for quality in F1. Image: AFP

Red Bull driver Mark Webber lashes out at Formula 1 pay-drivers and poor events, such as the Korean GP, stating that the sport "needs to have quality events, quality drivers and quality teams".

LONDON, England - Red Bull's Mark Webber has warned Formula 1 to insist upon "quality" in the sport.

Webber lashed out at F1 pay-drivers locking out more talented drivers as well as unpopular yet lucrative races such as this 2013 Korean GP. Webber, set to leave F1 in 2014, said that the situation is "not right."

Webber said: "We've got to be careful we don't have a bit of a vacuum not having those top boys come through. I think keeping the quality is important, keeping the quality events,"


In October 2013, F1 will congregate for the fourth and perhaps last time in Mokpo, an odd and eerie place for a grand prix, where journalists and mechanics stay in "love motels".

Webber complained: "In Korea, there's no one there. We need to have quality events, quality drivers, quality teams and keep that going."

Korea has been given only a provisional date on the 22-race 2014 calendar, with promoter Won-Hwa Park admitting he is trying to negotiate a better deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

Asked what chance there is was of a race in 2014, Park admitted: "I would say 50-50, but we are very much firm in continuously holding this event."

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