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by Alex Gibson


Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber has said there will be no love lost between Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel and himself when Webber leaves Formula One at the end of this season.

In an interview with Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, the ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ confessed he would not miss Vettel after his departure. “Am I going to miss Seb? Probably not. No,” said Webber.

Despite the well known lack of camaraderie between the teammates, Webber did stop short of saying he wanted to hit Vettel.


“My dad always said you shouldn’t hit boys,” Webber told Clarkson, despite the audience’s apparent glee at the suggestion the German driver was going to receive a rather forceful goodbye present.

Webber also spoke with Clarkson about his decision to drive for Porsche from 2014 in the World Endurance Championship.

The interview covered a number of topics, including some of Webber’s more dramatic Formula One crashes, the difficulties faced by Australians living in the UK following recent sporting failures, and the similarities (or otherwise) between Clarkson and Webber’s fitness levels.

In the end, Webber finds out whether or not he posted a faster lap-time around the Top Gear track than Vettel. He sits four places behind his teammate on the Forumala One ladder this season, and seems keen to take any victory that will come his way.

  • Autoholic

    When is the new Top Gear going to air in Australia?

    • Monk

      Who knows – and it will likely be every third week on varying nights and different times.

      • Bill Murray

        Get Foxtel. It’s only a week behind from the UK/US.

        • TG

          No thanks Rupert.

    • Suqsid

      I’ve already watched the whole of Season 20 of Top Gear. Just steam it over the internet my friend.

      • Sydlocal

        Final gear is a great resource for both Top Gear and Fifth Gear!

      • Zaccy16

        i have too, it was great like normal, especially the hover van and the part about things made in Britain, it would be interesting to see all the things make in aus! the mark webber interview was good, he came 2nd on the leader board and a second quicker than vettel!

        • Sydlocal

          Would have been interesting to see how much closer than 0.2 sec he would have been to Hamilton if he wasn’t clowning around down the straights swerving from side to side down the straight etc!

          • Zaccy16

            i agree! he took the hammerhead to quick also!

    • zahmad

      If you can visit CA, you can watch it online pretty easily these days…why wait around?

    • Zaccy16

      months knowing channel 9 unfortunately, either waste money on foxtel and see it a week after the uk or download them by other means like i do!

    • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

      Its already been shown by Foxtel, a week after its shown in the UK

  • chris_xxxx

    I’ve always liked Mark Webber. He hasn’t let fame go to his head. The sort of guy you’d be happy to have a pint with which is why he’s popular in the UK.

    The same cannot be said for Sebastian Vettel who seems to think he’s better than everyone else. Which he’s not.

    I hope Vettel doesn’t win the 2013 F1 championship. His ego is already too big.

  • Steve

    Webber should punt Vettel off the track at his last GP race.