Gerhard Berger, former F1 driver and team co-owner, has made some astonishing remarks regarding Mark Webbers retirement from last weekend’s Korean Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver was unable to finish the weather disrupted race at the new Yeongam circuit after running wide at turn 12 on lap 17, losing control of his car and subsequently veering into the opposite crash barrier. Following the initial impact, the Australian’s car rolled back across the track, collecting Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg. The damage to Rosberg’s car was severe enough to also warrant his retirement.
Berger believes that Webber’s car should not have continued across the track. “He could have hit the brakes and stopped the car,â€ he told Austrian television station Servus TV.
Gerhard went on to suggest that Webber’s intentions may have been sinister. “He took out Rosberg, but it was the wrong one. I think in his mind he would have preferred Alonso or Hamilton. It’s very obvious – you can see his wheels aren’t locked up. Perhaps he had a brake problem but I don’t think so.â€
Immediately following the race Nico Rosberg tweeted on his Twitter account that he also felt Webber could have avoided him. “Sucks!Don’t understand why webber didn’t hit the brakes.Was crazy(evidently)2 roll back over the track.â€
GB Quotes from ESPN