Mark webber leaving F1 After this season

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8 years 3 weeks ago #129 by Terry Murphy
Australian F1 driver Mark Webber is expected to quit F1 at the end of the season.

Webber has reportedly signed a new five-year contract to lead Porsche in their return to famous 24 hour endurance race Le Mans.

Overnight Radio Le Mans announced that Webber had signed the deal, meaning he would join Porsche in their assault on the World Endurance Championship.

According to news.com.au, Webber is expected to quit when his contract with Red Bull expires.

German publication Bild reported that the Webber was is in talks with Porsche in the wake of Sebastian Vettel's ignorance of team orders by denying Webber victory at Sepang, the report said.

Webber was quick to deny any rumours before the start of this year's F1 season, but is yet to make comment on the latest announcement, it added.

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8 years 3 weeks ago - 8 years 3 weeks ago #130 by Stephen Forbes
Nobody from Porsche has confirmed this, and it was refuted by one of their reps at Silverstone for WEC this past weekend.

Nevermind, here is an article that seems to confirm...
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8 years 3 weeks ago #132 by William White
I hope that Mark can win a F1 championship before he leaves.

Keep the rubber side down

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8 years 1 week ago #188 by Doug Stark
Rumor started by his live in manager/girlfriend speaking with Bild in Germany. He visited the Porsche store across from the museum as part of his long term association with Porsche including his love of running the Ring in his own GT2. Porsche have 10 factory drivers on contract and at the end of 2013 only four will stay stateside for GT2 and two with Mantehy racing for the Euro GT2 series. The rest are with the P1 program. Does Porsche NEED a driver asking $2M per season? Is he $2M dollars faster then the current drivers. No to all.

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