WEBBER JOINS PORSCHE
No more 'not bad for a number two driver' or 'multi 21' nonsense as Webber quits F1 to lead Porsche's Le Mans effort
in this video interview with 'Long Way Doune' man Gordon Robertson.
"It's an honour for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship," Webber is quoted in an Porsche press release that, between the lines, drips with relief at turning his back on the F1 soap opera at Red Bull. "I'm very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula 1. Porsche will undoubtedly set itself very high goals. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world."
Before F1 Webber raced in the FIA GT series for Mercedes alongside F1 safety car driver Bernd Maylander, DTM uberlord Bernd Schneider and the legendary Klaus Ludwig and was runner up in the 1998 season. 1999 will be remembered for matching Peter Dumbreck's airborne adventures at Le Mans in the CLK GTR derived CLR but few are doubting Webber's credentials to carry the considerable weight of expectation for Porsche's return to the sharp end of the Le Mans grid.