It would seem that prima donna histrionics have hit a higher gear at Interlagos, with Mark Webber creating further divisions in the Red Bull camp with his suggestion it was “f**king obvious” that senior team figures were more emotionally supportive of Sebastian Vettel.
The Australian’s comments have spread worldwide after being reported in the Guardian newspaper, and are a clear reaction to the team’s reluctance to put all its eggs in his basket, figuratively speaking, in backing him over Vettel to win the Drivers’ Championship crown. Webber added: “If it [the team’s backing] hasn’t happened by now, it’s never going to happen.”
This in turn has prompted team boss Christian Horner to claim that Webber’s comments won’t have gone down well in the lower ranks of the team.
“I think the members of the team would be greatly hurt to see what Mark has said, if he has said that,” Horner fumed.
Webber’s overtures are unlikely to earn him any brownie points within the squad, and it’s curious that he has decided to air such divisive comments in this manner.
Would anyone care to wager that Webber might retire from F1 before the 2011 season comes around?
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