The Australian media is rife with speculation that this year will be Mark Webber’s last in Formula 1. The series’ oldest driver on the grid is rumoured to be joining Porsche as it returns to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014.
According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, rumours of his impending departure from Formula 1 have gathered strength since he was famously robbed of victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix by teammate Sebastian Vettel, who disobeyed team instructions to hold station behind race leader Webber.
According to the story, Webber – a known fan of the German carmaker – could spearhead the outfit’s return to the Le Mans racing scene as it brings a full factory effort back into competition against Audi and Toyota.
The Queanbeyan-born driver is no stranger to the endurance racing landscape, having represented Mercedes during the carmaker’s short-lived return to the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1999, he famously survived two separate backflips down the Mulsanne Straight.