Autosport.com picked my interview with Mark Webber that was published on Yahoo! News and wrote a story about it (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95048) based on my Q+A.
Apparently Mark Webber read the Autosport.com story and claimed on Twitter that he was misquoted. (See report: http://www.planetf1.com/driver/3213/7226653/Webber-I-was-misquoted)
This was what was published on my Yahoo! story:
Q: Do you think it was your last shot at the World Championship?
A: Yes of course, I do think that last year was my last chance at being World Champion. But I’ve pushed very very hard and done many many things that other people could not have achieved so I’m very proud of what I did.
This was what Autosport.com wrote:
When asked if he felt 2010 was his last shot at the world championship, Webber replied: “Yes, of course, I do think that last year was my last chance at being world champion. But I’ve pushed very, very hard and done many, many things that other people could not have achieved so I’m very proud of what I did.”
And this was what Webber said on his Twitter:
I just listened to the recording of the interview I had with Webber and would post it up here if I knew how to upload .amr files to Joomla. Here’s the exact transcript of the question asked:
Q: Have you ever thought of that as your last chance to be champion?
A: Yes, of course. Life goes on.
The question before this was:
Q: Was it hard for you to digest last year’s result?
A: Obviously it was so close and disappointing. Yeah, it took me a while, a few weeks, to get hold of the fact that I was so close to the World Championship, only for it not to happen. In the end I’m still proud of what I achieved. I’ve pushed very very hard and done many many things that other people could not have been able to achieve so I’m very proud of what I did.
I hope this clarifies and I apologise if the misunderstanding has caused any hurt to anyone.