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Webber not surprised at Vettel switch

Mark Webber has backed his former Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari.

The duo shared a famously tense relationship whilst paired together, but Australian Webber has hailed quadruple world champion Vettel’s talent since retiring from F1.

Asked by Austria’s Salzburger Nachrichten if Vettel’s expected switch from Red Bull to struggling Ferrari was a surprise, Webber answered: “No.

“I’ve always expected him to eventually go where we all now expect him to go now.

“His next team will be his last in F1,” 38-year-old Webber predicts.

“He was frustrated, he wants results, but he also knows better than anyone that he will need to be patient.

“Perhaps the decision is really correct,” Webber continued.  “When Lewis (Hamilton) left McLaren, everyone said he was crazy.  Look at him now.”