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View Poll Results: Where do you think Webber should drive if he had the choice?
Stay at Jaguar to build the team around him 8 22.22%
Move to Williams 14 38.89%
Off to Renault 7 19.44%
Head to McLaren 1 2.78%
Move over Barrichello, to Ferrari 6 16.67%
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Old 05-08-2004, 23:36   #1 (permalink)
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Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

Just watching RPM with the interview with Mark Webber, and he said he was contracted to Jaguar for 2005 and looking forward to the big push into next year.



Other comments were about how encouraged he was with the R5, and how he feels the team is the right place to be, and will be very strong next year.

I know it's very early for the silly season, and while I like our Aussie driver in a Ford product, surely his talents would be better displayed elsewhere?

Thoughts, comments?

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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

I'd like to see him in williams... But that's only cause I like BMW. I think that Jag isn't getting enough money from fomoco to do much better than they already are
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

I don't think Mark is going to achieve anything in a Jaguar. Sure he is impressing fellow drivers and fans with good performances but these would be almost winning performances in a better car. I think he deserves a better car than the Jag.
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

He was being very diplomatic. If he gets an offer from Williams and Jag haven't met the performance cluases in their contract I doubt he will hang around.

You may remember just after the aus grand prix that ralf schumacher was rumoured to be going to renault, the day after webber arrived in hobart for some reason and was asked about that at the airport. At first a smile started to come out, he then restrained himself and said 'really?', but you could tell from just his body language he was pretty happy to hear about another top seat opening up this season

I also have seen some pics of webber having a chat to some highly ranked williams people, I will try to dig them up.

Edit: Here is a link http://www.atlasf1.com/gallery/index.php/id/260 that shows Sam Michael and Jim Wright (commercial director for Williams ) having a chat with Webber. Wonder what they could have been talking about............
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

Don't forget though that Flavio Briatore actually holds Webbers contract, and lets him drive for Jaguar. If Briatore wants him at Renault, Webber might not have any option, from what I have worked out from all the talk about contracts.

So whether Williams wants him, and whether they can get him, is going to be a case of money as well as Webbers aspirations, me thinks.

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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

Mark Webber will be driving for Williams in 2005.






....well that's what my crystal ball said. Oh, and he'll be F1WC in 2008.
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

Renault appears to be a stronger team than Williams at the moment, But I suppose Williams are capable of being stronger when things are running well. Webber's more professional than to adopt Montoya's/Mc Laren's early publicising of the switch from Williams next year. While he's a driver for Jaguar, he'll publicly be committed to them and only announce team changes late in the season.
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

Speculate speculate, Only he and those involved will know when the time comes.
From sources I know Ford Jnr is not in favour of spending $$ in F1.
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

I Think Renault are a bit like 888 Racing in the V8's at the moment, they seem to be improving very well so if Webber drove there it wouldnt be that bad, on that topic though BAR have easily improved most compared with last year and Mclaren have seem to not made any improvments or gone backwards even
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Re: Webber at Jaguar for 2005?

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Speculate speculate, Only he and those involved will know when the time comes.
From sources I know Ford Jnr is not in favour of spending $$ in F1.
It's a bit dissapointing, the whole ford pullout, isn't it?
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