Mark Webber to leave F1 at the end of season; to race at Le Mans from 2014

Webber is currently fifth in the Formula One drivers' world championship standings going into Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Webber has already raced twice at the famous French circuit, finishing runner-up in the GT Championship in 1998.

updated: June 27, 2013 16:12 IST
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Berlin: Mark Webber on Thursday confirmed what many close observers suspected when he announced that he will be leaving Red Bull and Formula One at the end of this season to switch to sportscar racing with Porsche's LMP1 team.

The Australian, who will be 37 in August, has been expected to make a move ever since his Red Bull team-mate, triple world champion German Sebastian Vettel, disobeyed team orders to "steal" victory from him at the Malaysian Grand Prix in March.

Webber made the announcement by posting a Porsche statement on his website

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