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Newey: Webber's woes no conspiracy

2013-11-01 08:27

THE OTHER RED BULL DRIVER: Adrian Newey claims that Mark Webber’s technical issues are mere bad luck. Fortunately in 2014, Webber won’t have to deal with his F1 car woes as he leaves the sport and joins Porsche. Image: AP

ABU DHABI, UAE - Red Bull's car designer Adrian Newey has dismissed suggestions that Mark Webber's reliability problems are something other than just bad luck.

While Sebastian Vettel collected his fourth consecutive championship, Webber always seems to be the one struck by car problems but Red Bull team boss Christian Horner doesn't think Webber is simply harder on his equipment.


The team was thought to have resolved its recurring alternator issues of 2012 but Webber's race was cut short at the Indian GP by the same technical problem. Had the gremlin returned?

Newey said: "What can I say? I can only assure you that the conspiracies stories are nonsense. The cars are identical - it must just be bad luck."

Webber will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2013 season. Newey said Webber's technical feedback would be missed: "Mark's contribution should not be underestimated. Mark feels small aerodynamic changes in the car earlier and with more detail than Sebastian."
'The cars are identical' This is a puzzling considering the number technical failures Webber suffered in the 2013. Do you aggree with Adrian Newey's statements? Is there more to Webber's woes than mere bad luck? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.

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