F1 driver Mark Webber will be leaving Red Bull Racing at the end of the season after signing a long-term contract with Porsche to pilot its LMP1 sports prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the sports car World Endurance Championship WEC.
The popular Aussie, who will be joining Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani in the driver line-up, previously competed at Le Mans for AMG Mercedes in the nineties before switching to F1 in 2001 for the Mild Seven Benetton Renault team.
“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,” said Webber.
“I learned to appreciate Mark’s qualities when we were both involved in Formula 1. He is one of the best pilots I could imagine for our team. I’m absolutely delighted that we have such an experienced and fast regular
driver onboard from 2014,” commented Fritz Enzinger, Head of LMP1.
[Source: Mark Webber]