@Ned: Sure gives him a sinister name, no? Would you want to be in a dark castle with Doctor Marko? :D
Seriously, though, I can easily see RBR being Mark’s last team if he’s unable to secure a competitive seat outside RBR.
But Dr. Marko’s statement also implies that RBR is looking for a Webber replacement after 2012, and already some names have been tossed around. Daniel Ricciardo is an obvious choice, while Ted has also named Jenson Button as someone RBR is interested in.
Once again, Marko and his complete lack of knowing what’s appropriate.
It’s not for him to announce a driver’s career moves, it’s nothing to do with him as Webber is not and has never been, part of the Red Bull Young Driver’s programme… which is, of course where the problem starts.
Marko was asked very pointedly what Webber would be doing next year. It’s a big deal for the Australian media when it comes to Formula 1. And Marko is probably one of the best-poised within the team to know Webber’s plans, since he manages the driver programme.
If it weren’t for his comments at Istanbul last year, nobody would be outraged at this.