Webber: best of the nearly-men

Webber: best of the nearly-men

Edd Straw reflects on the F1 career of Porsche-bound Mark Webber, who proved himself among the best of the nearly-champions. Should he be remembered for what he didn't achieve or what he did?

Mark Webber will bid farewell to Formula 1 in November with what will be, all things being equal, 214 grand prix starts and at least nine victories.

Considering this was a driver who performed a miracle even to reach F1 on what was initially a very short-term deal with Minardi in 2002 and was destined to slip away from the top level with only a few starts and zero points, that's a hell of an accomplishment.

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