Mark Webber to leave Formula one to take up new challenge

Mark Webber has confirmed that he will be leaving Formula one at the end of the current season, to take up a place in the Le Mans endurance challenge.

Webber started his Formula one career in 2002 with Minardi, and has driven for Jaguar, Williams and Red Bull, taking nine victories to date.

Webber has had a controversial spell in Formula one this season, and his future was up for much speculation, following a very public spat with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber revealed that he is excited to be joining up with the Le Mans race format, and more specifically he is happy to join up with Porsche.

“It’s an honour for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and be part of the team.

“Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level,” Webber said.

“I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula 1. Porsche will undoubtedly set itself very high goals. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world.”

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