Mark Webber is leaving Formula 1. After 215 races, the Australian has decided to hang it up—on F1 that is…not racing. There’s story in that fact if you care to look for it.
Mark Webber is one of the more endearing characters on the F1 grid. His penchant for telling it like it is isn’t just brash mind vomit, it’s well-phrased insight and often times, cunning truth that bites like your neighbor’s Jack Russell Terrier.
Add to that list of superlatives that fact that he Aussie can hustle a car with the best in the world and holds his own in any fight. He’s a rare commodity in the F1 “show” and it is too bad he’s leaving at the young age of 37-years-old.
There is a reason for his departure as Sky Sports F1 found out:
“I think towards the end of your career, you probably find little things that convince yourself that you’re not enjoying it as much as you were,” said Webber.
“You’re not 22 anymore and that’s obvious; I’m 37 and I’ve done over 215 races at the end of the year, so t