Mark Webber says there’s now more negatives than positives for him in Formula 1

Mark Webber says he is leaving F1 because the sport now has more negatives than positives for him.

The Red Bull driver, who came within a whisker of landing the 2010 World Championship but has been forced to play second fiddle to all-conquering team-mate Sebastian Vettel since then, is preparing for his final race in F1 this weekend after announcing in June he will leave for a new career in sportscars.

Webber, arguably the plainest-spoken protagonist on the grid, has made no secret of his disdain for the sport’s current disposition towards tyre preservation over pace and was typically forthright in Thursday’s pre-farewell press conference.

“I wouldn’t be leaving unless there were things that I am happy to leave behind,” the Australian driver said. “If there were more positives than negatives then I would stay, so obviously there’s more negatives than positives.

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