I don't believe all this he doesn't have the same car nonsense. somehow everything Webber says is true, except when he himself says the tyres are the problem. Since about silverstone he is close or on the same speed as Vettel, just his qualifying is hurting him. Korea he got stuck behind Hamilton, otherwise he would have been at least second. Spa he was always on the backfoot after his start. With the field this close you just can't afford the smallest hickup. Look at Hamilton, race winning car, race winning driver, but not winning since germany. You have to get a weekend 100% right otherwise you won't win.
How many drivers won a championship in F1 while alienating their team? Even if the criticism from their side seemed to be justified? Even WDC's like Prost and Alonso didn't manage to do that. F1 is these days is too complex of a sport and you need everybody's support from within the team to succeed. If you don't get that, bitch as much you want but also move to another team. That he continues with RBR is not good for his case, unless they completely reconciled. Looking at this thread however it looks that the poison of mistrust seems still to be there. That's not going anywhere. Success is based on people trusting each other.
Prost 89, Mansell 92, Hill 96, Lauda 84, piquet 87 Agree with you, it doesn't help and doesn't improve your chance of winning.
Horner deserved to be absolutely trashed in the media for what he did at Silverstone. I don't care what the circumstances are, you DO NOT physically remove a part of one driver's car to give to the other. YOU DO NOT DO THAT. Appalling.
except it wasn't physically on his car, it was taken of after Vettel's one broke, because they didn't know if it was a structural fault. Only after they were sure it wasn't a design fault they put it on the other car. Not handled great but never ever the drama it was made out to be.
Unfortunately, the haters will continue to re-write history for the rest of Mark's career - because they can't accept that Mark was genuinely better than Vettel last year, and that he's not a slowpoke, willing number 2.
Now really? If Webber would have had the technical difficulties Vettel had last year (race ending ones) this thread would explode with conspiracy theories. He outraced Vettel a couple of times on merit, but over the whole year it wasn't enough to call it a better year.