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Webber leaving F1 to race Porsche cars next year

Updated: June 27, 2013, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

SILVERSTONE, England -- Mark Webber stunned Formula One on Thursday by announcing that he's retiring at the end of the season to race Porsche sports cars.

Webber said at the British Grand Prix that he has signed a multi-year contract and will compete in Porsche's new LMP1 sports prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the world endurance championship next year.

The Australian has struggled this season, failing to win a grand prix and is fifth in the drivers' championship, 63 points ...

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