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Mark Webber admits he won't miss Vettel

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Mark Webber had admitted he will not miss Sebastian Vettel after he retires from Formula 1 at the end of this season.

As a guest on BBC's world famous Top Gear motoring program, Webber spoke about how F1 was now "very different" to what it was when he came into the sport in 2002.

Asked about the 2013 style F1, with heavily degrading tyres, Webber told Jeremy Clarkson: "But that's the way it is.
"We've got to learn and get on with it, but you've got to be able to push. In Formula 1 it's about us boys being absolutely on the limit all the time. Or it should be."

Clarkson then asked Webber about his controversial partnership with Sebastian Vettel, asking if he will miss the 26-year-old German after his retirement.

"Um -- am I going to miss Seb?" he pondered. "Probably not a huge amount, no.
"I think in a competitive environment, there's always going to be a bit of needle; there's a lot of history between us as well."

That history stretches from when the pair collided behind the safety car in the rain hit Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji in 2007 and reached boiling point when Vettel ignored team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix this year and overtook Webber despite being told not to.

Asked by Clarkson if he felt like punching Vettel afterwards, Webber said: "My dad always says you shouldn't hit boys, mate."
Revenge on the track is sweeter: Webber did a lap on Top Gear's famous 'reasonably priced' Suzuki Liana, and pipped Vettel's best time by almost a second.


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