Brad Spurgeon, New York Times:
When [Mark] Webber, now 36 and a driver at the Red Bull team, leaves at the end of the current season after 12 years at the top, his contribution to the series may long be remembered as a dream.
Webber’s announcement last week that he was retiring from Formula One hit the paddock like a thunderclap. It was not the end of a world champion’s career, but it was the end of something equally as great: A driver who on a human level has few equals in modern Formula One was leaving the series.
I’m going to miss his presence on the grid next year. A class act.