MARK OF ANGER

Rammed out of the Japanese Grand Prix by German rookie Sebastian Vettel, Australian Mark Webber tells an audience of millions:

It’s just kids with no experience, they fuck everything up really.

Webber was in second place at the time, and a chance to win. Eventual victor Lewis Hamilton now has a 12-point title lead with just two races remaining.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/30/2007 at 04:01 AM
    1. And broadcast on free-to-air television at 4.00 in the afternoon . . .

      Posted by Young and Free on 2007 09 30 at 04:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yep, that’s racin’. Saw the same thing happen at the Humboldt County fairgrounds last year. O’course, the guy that did it was probably drunk at the time…

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 30 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s a time and a place for that kind of language. It should be reserved for special occasions, when no other words will do.

      Given what happened, this was the time, and that was the place.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 09 30 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3
      Oops.
      I’m with Zoe.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Getting punted under pace car conditions really is poor form. No wonder he’s tense.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 30 at 05:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was at the trans-am at limerock where Mark Donahue ran Parnelli Jones off the track on the first turn in retaliation for what Jones did in a previous race.

      The duel lasted 5 secs.

      Posted by Lonetown on 2007 09 30 at 08:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, you’ve still got Casey Stoner.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 30 at 09:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Refreshingly candid.

      Posted by Srekwah on 2007 09 30 at 10:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t know how these guys maintain their equanimity. I was crew for a privateer this happened to during his best showing ever in a pro race. Running 5th, up from 16th in only 3 laps, a good finish would have won him pro sponsorship.

      I would have buried a screwdriver in the fool’s heart.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 09 30 at 04:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Makes it much worse when ‘the kid’ is on your team!
      Very stupid to interview him just then…

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 09 30 at 07:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Anyone want to take a guess how much Mark’s going to be asked to “contribute” to Bernie’s Yacht Fund after that one?

      Posted by Vexorg on 2007 09 30 at 08:42 PM • permalink

 

  1. #11
    Zero dollar I’m thinking. The offender (Vettel) got a 10 grid spot penalty for the next race for his efforts.Just another day in the life of the unlukiest driver ever.

    Posted by tortfeaser on 2007 10 01 at 08:56 PM • permalink