'No chance' of beating Barrichello record - Webber

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Mark Webber says it's not possible for him to stay for another seven years in F1 to beat Barrichello's record

Apr.24 (GMM) Mark Webber has scoffed at the suggestion he might one day beat Rubens Barrichello's all-time race record.

In the last couple of races, Australian Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso surpassed the ultra-rare 200-Grand Prix barrier, which only a handful of drivers have ever reached in Formula One history.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing

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So might Webber, 36, now be eyeing Brazilian Barrichello's all-time record, which stands at 326 Grands Prix?

"I'll never reach it -- absolutely no chance," he told Austrian television Servus TV.

"He drove over three hundred Grands Prix and was in Formula One for 17 years -- a great career," said Webber.

"But it's a long time. The record will probably last forever. Definitely I can't challenge it -- I'd have to still be here another seven seasons!" he exclaimed.

Indeed, some believe Webber will exit F1's paddock turnstiles at the end of this season, having been linked with Porsche's new Le Mans prototype project.

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