Australian former professional racing driver Mark Webber says his old teammate at Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel, is back on the proper form that won him four consecutive Formula One World Championships from 2010 to 2013. With Scuderia Ferrari succeeding in producing one of the Maranello team’s best F1 cars in recent years, Sebastian Vettel has managed to get back on top and can now fight for another title.
At the same time, Mark Webber thinks that his former team Red Bull has the ability necessary in order to make the upgrades it needs to catch Mercedes and Ferrari, thus making it a three-team fight at the front of the Formula 1 grid. Red Bull is expected to make important progress next weekend at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, but concerns exist that the Renault-powered, TAG Heuer-badged power unit simply is not up to the level of the Ferrari and Mercedes power units at the moment.
The Porsche ambassador and 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship World Champion has now decided to retire from professional racing, and currently has no plans to revert course on that idea. Mark Webber did however comment on Sebastian Vettel’s positive start of the 2017 Formula 1 season during a meeting with reporters in Spa this weekend for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps: “They have done a very good job this year. Ferrari has become very strong and reliability looks good as well” – Mark Webber said of the Maranello team’s SF70H car – “Sebastian has found himself again. He smells the victories so now he comes alive. Between him and Lewis, Melbourne and some of the first few races, in Bahrain Lewis had to come back from a bad start. It’s very nicely poised. And fair play to Ferrari, they’ve done a good job, they’ve done their homework a lot better this time. They dropped on to the regulations very nicely, so it should be a very interesting fight to the end with Mercedes.” – the Australian former driver concluded, as reported by nesn.com.