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Webber beats Vettel on Top Gear

ESPN Staff
August 5, 2013
Mark Webber was 0.9s quicker than Sebastian Vettel in the same car © Getty Images

Ahead of his retirement from Formula One at the end of the season Mark Webber appeared on the BBC's Top Gear and beat team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber was driving the original "reasonably-priced car" - which remains a Suzuki Liana for the Formula One drivers - with Lewis Hamilton top of the times with a 1:42.9s, 1.1s clear of Vettel in second place.

While Webber was just unable to match Hamilton's time, his lap of 1:43.1s was enough to beat Vettel by a whole 0.9s and prompted host Jeremy Clarkson to say "You have beaten Sebastian Vettel in the same car."

During the interview, Webber was asked if he will miss his team-mate, to which he replied after a long pause: "Probably not a huge amount, no."

Pushed on whether he's ever been tempted to punch Vettel, Webber joked "My dad always said you shouldn't hit boys!"

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