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Mark Webber Joins Porsche; Retires from Formula One

Snapshot: Mark Webber has recently announced that he is going to move over to Porsche

After a long connection as a ‘ Red Bull Formula’ One Driver, the Australian citizen, ‘Mark Webber’ has recently announced that he is going to move over to ‘Porsche’. He is likely to take part in the prestigious twenty four hours ‘Le Mans’ race for the car manufacturer. Though he could have stayed with the Formula One but decided to make this move. Mark was connected with F1 from the year ‘2002’ till 2013 and had won 9 times in the races, ‘started the races from ‘pole position’ 11 ‘times’ and occupied a ‘place at ‘podium’ thirty six ‘times’. This is a very impressive record for any driver to achieve. He also took part in ‘Le Mans’ two times.

Talking about his new connection Mark said that it would be a great ‘honor’ for him to be a part of ‘Porsche’ which is well known for its innovative ‘technology’ and ‘performance’. He said he is excited about taking part in the grueling twenty four hours race at ‘Le Mans’ which tests both the drivers and the machines for expertise, excellent performance, and endurance. He said his experience with ‘Formula One’ would help him to drive the high speed vehicles made by Porsche. The management of Porsche were all praise for the expertise and experience of Mark Webber and said that they are glad he had decided to take up their offer. They also said that he is an excellent ‘driver’ and they were glad that he would be a part of the team for Le Mans Prototype race (‘LMP1’) for the year 2014. Some other experienced drivers, including ‘Timo Bernhard’ from Germany and ‘Romain Dumas’ from France, are two well known names would be taking part in the race as well. Some of them have been taking part regularly in ‘LMP1’ races for years. There are rumours that ‘Kimi Raikkonen’ would take the place left empty by Mark in ‘Red Bull’ team.

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