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Webber’s Blown His World Title Chance – Brabham

Jack Brabham, the three time F1 world champion says that fellow countryman Mark Webber has blown his career opportunity to win the world championship following his retirement from the Korean Grand Prix last weekend.

Webber crashed out in rainy conditions, after losing traction on the outside of a turn at the Yeongam circuit.  He spun out into a concrete wall before cannoning across the circuit and smashing into Mercedes Benz driver Nico Rosberg’s car.

Brabham believes that Webber has now lost the opportunity to win this title, and possibly lost the opportunity to ever win a title as he gets towards the end of his racing career fighting younger drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

“It would mean a lot to me and it would mean a lot to Australia, but unfortunately I think his real opportunity has been blown last weekend,” 84-year-old Brabham,  explained to the AAP news agency.

“I’m really there behind him in the hope that he gets there, but if he doesn’t do it this year I don’t think he ever will; people like Alonso are young and Mark’s getting a bit too old now, really.

“He can probably go one more year but every year that goes by now he’s getting older and this is a young man’s sport; he’s racing against 21 or 22-year-olds and he’s got the job in front of him.”

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