Webber won't favour Australians

Mark Webber will resist the urge to place Australian drivers in his new GP3 team if there are more competitive drivers available

Webber won't favour Australians

The two-time grand prix winner, who has set up the MW Arden team in conjunction with his Red Bull team boss Christian Horner's Arden squad, believes that the new category is a perfect place for young drivers to showcase their talents.

"I've always enjoyed watching youngsters come through in any motorsport and realise their potential," Webber told AUTOSPORT.

"The timing [of GP3] was good. A new category like this is a phenomenal opportunity for young drivers to go to grand prix tracks and race in front of the F1 teams.

"Yes, there is going to be a part of me that leans towards my part of the world. But we're in a performance business and Christian and I have exactly the same mentality about this team - we want to be towards the front and we will do whatever we can to get there."

Webber will test at GP3 car as a promotional activity on November 17.

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