The challenge Webber faces in sportscars
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The challenge Webber faces in sportscars

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Edd Straw

F1-to-Le Mans converts and top sportscar bosses give Gary Watkins and Edd Straw their views on the challenge facing Mark Webber when he joins Porsche in 2014

Mark Webber's long-term Porsche sportscar deal was one of the big stories to emerge from the Formula 1 paddock at Silverstone.

The Australian raced in FIA GT in 1998 as a young up-and-comer, but has never done a racing lap of the Le Mans 24 Hours: his engine failed in 1998 and he famously non-started his Mercedes CLR the following year after its second aerial accident of the meeting.

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