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Red Bull denies Webber early exit rumours

2013 Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing has been forced to deny rumours that this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be Mark Webber’s last race.

There are suggestions that Webber’s admitted lack of motivation has prompted moves from Red Bull to give Mark an early exit. This would allow new drivers Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) to make early starts with their new teams by racing in the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix.

Although not attributed to any specific person, German publication says Red Bull told them: “Mark Webber will drive the last three races for us.”

Also weighing in on the topic is Toro Rosso team Principal, Franz Tost, who said: “I think it’s nonsense, and I know nothing about it … Anyway, Daniil has no super licence, so how can he race?”

Kvyat is scheduled to participate in Friday practice at Austin and Sao Paulo. He will test a 2011-spec Toro Rosso car in the coming days so that he qualifies for an FIA super licence. In theory, then, the 19-year-old Russian could race in the closing two races of the year.

Let’s hope Mark isn’t shafted by Red Bull one last time and he gets the opportunity to enjoy his final three races.

[Source: Perth Now | Pic: Red Bull/Getty Images]

2 replies on “Red Bull denies Webber early exit rumours”

Who wouldn’t be unmotivated when nearly all your DNFs for the season were mechanical related?

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