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The Curtain Falls

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

IMG_9518Today Mark Webber started work with Porsche as they prepare to take on the might of Audi and Toyota in the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

In today’s pic I’m trying show the curtain fall on a successful F1 career.

On his day this guy was untouchable.

Then again his ultimate success was often thwarted by yet another German who’d happily force him off the track, or disobey team orders.

In my reckoning racing isn’t just about winning, it’s about character.

Stirling Moss is perhaps the greatest man never to become a Formula 1 World Champion, but he’s light years ahead of most if you add integrity to ability.

Then there’s Gilles Villeneuve.  Another man who combined ability and integrity, he deserved better but lost his life after being thrown from a fragile Ferrari.

I guess Mark comes third in my list of Formula 1 “Nearly Men”, and he’s had fun along the way and made a decent living.

He’s also flown the longest and highest of most current top drivers, if you never seen it check out the Le Mans You Tube video where things go wrong very quickly.

 

 

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