Mark Webber says age a factor in quitting F1

He added, simply, that "it was about Porsche and Mark Webber today" and made clear that he had made his decision without being influenced by anything other than his own goals and ambitions.

updated: June 28, 2013 12:15 IST
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Silverstone, United Kingdom: Mark Webber conceded on Thursday afternoon that the march of time combined with impending rule changes in Formula One for next season had been major factors in his decision to quit and switch to sportscar racing with Porsche.

The Australian Red Bull driver, who will be 37 in August, said no single reason had persuaded him to quit, but a mixture of factors.

He said: "There's lot of reasons that come into the pot when any sportsman or woman comes to that time in their career when they want to call it a day. That's another small ingredient.

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