The Australian, to run a team in the new F1 support series with his Red Bull boss Christian Horner, said: "It's my first experience driving the car and I can honestly say it is like driving a small F1 car."

Mark Webber on Tuesday drove the new GP3 single seater at France's Paul Ricard circuit.

The Australian, to run a team in the new F1 support series with his Red Bull boss Christian Horner, said: "It's my first experience driving the car and I can honestly say it is like driving a small F1 car."

Webber, 33, admitted that Horner had convinced him to get involved with the team, named MW Arden.

"I'm not at the beginning of the F1 career so it was a logical step for me," he said.

 

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