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Red Bull drivers: Webber names Ricciardo as his successor

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M ark Webber is always for a little tip against his own Team good. When he announced his retirement at Silverstone, he had only informed the team management a few hours beforehand. After internal quarrels, he once commented on a victory in England with the legendary sentence: 'Not bad for a number 2 driver, right?' In Spa there was once again a verbal advance that was not discussed with Red Bull.

When asked who will be his successor in 2014, the pilot told Australian TV station Channel 10: ' The decision has been made. We all know who it is. I'm happy with the decision. It's good for him and good for Australia ”. With this, Webber clearly indicated that Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo would be his successor.

No contract signed yet

The mentioned Ricciardo naturally enjoyed hearing the words of his compatriot. But he did not want to confirm the statements. 'Mark sometimes shoots forward a little briskly. Of course I would like it if he was right. But I won't believe it until I've signed the contract,' said the Red Bull junior from Perth.

The team management did not want to know anything about a decision that had already been made. 'I've never heard that the drivers make the decision about the staff,' said team boss Christian Horner with derision. 'We have many candidates to choose from. We will take our time to decide.'

No decision until Monza

Apparently no decision is possible at the moment, like technology - Chief Adrian Newey confirmed. 'Dietrich Mateschitz was on vacation four weeks over the summer and absolutely unavailable. He won't be back until next weekend. Then we'll talk about it.' Horner announced that nothing will be announced until Monza. 'It might take even longer,' said the team boss.


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