Trailer23 wrote:I do have one question... Dr. Marko stated that the axed-STR Drivers were 'Not Winners' suggesting they weren't Championship material.
Q. How many Drivers Championships has Mark Webber won in his 10 Year F1 career?
& yet he manages to get signed up year after year. This year he will take his total to 198 Races. Good Luck winning the Drivers Championship.
Helmut Marko has made it very clear to the media that he doesn't see Mark proceeding with Red Bull for 2012. I think it's the impetus of everyone else on the team that have depended on his input in the transition between Coulthard and Vettel that have kept Mark in the seat as well as his skill on the track from 2009-2011. Y'know, impetus from the people that are actually part of the racing team.
It it were up to Helmut, he would rotate out drivers until he struck gold again with another Vettel. Of course, this would mean terrible inconsistency in terms of car development, team acclimation, and driver's experience and would never get a win in the first place, creating a vicious cycle. This is why everything Helmut says should be taken with a grain of salt...or a cube.
It is just a shame about Alguesuari and Buemi. After watching some of the 2010 grand prix, both Buemi and Jaime had some really good races with nice talent, but often times were bopped out by retirements due to other cars crashing into them. But, for Toro Rosso, apparently, the politics of the Red Bull Driver's program has to march on.