It is also very peculiar how as soon as Webber signed a 2013 contract extension after being courted by Ferrari (prompting Red Bull to offer him a 2013 deal in haste), he started to have “issues” with his car and became so uncompetitive compared to Vettel. Before that, he had delivered 2 fine wins and scored more points compared to Golden Boy.
Although Webber has been there since 2007, why does no-one take note of the even more experienced Coulthard, who worked with the team since 2005?
Also before (and after the summer break), Webber hadn’t delivered any other podiums. In fact, I can only recall 3 races all year where he has been faster than Vettel- Monaco, Britain and China.
Furthermore, why is it peculiar that Webber can have a dip in form in comparison to Vettel? Webber’s only just recovered from a season-and-a-half-long “dip in form”, from mid 2010 to the end of 2011.