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Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Born 27 August 1976
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australia Australian
Formula One World Championship career
Years Active 2002-2013
Team(s) Minardi, Jaguar, Williams, Red Bull
First Grand Prix 2002 Australian Grand Prix
Entries 217 (215 starts)
Wins 9
Pole Positions 13
Fastest Laps 19
Podiums 42
Career Points 1,047.5
Drivers' Championships 0 (Best: 3rd in 2010, 2011 and 2013)
Final Grand Prix 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

Mark Alan Webber was an Australian Formula One driver. After some racing success in Australia, Webber moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 to further his motorsport career. Webber began a partnership with fellow Australian Paul Stoddart, at that time owner of the European Racing Formula 3000 team, which eventually took them both into Formula One when Stoddart bought the Minardi team. On 27 June Webber announced he would be retiring from Formula One racing at the conclusion of the 2013 season and subsequently join Porsche on a long-term deal racing LMP1 Sportscars in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Webber is one of six drivers of the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Webber was also a long-term director of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, the Formula One drivers' union.

BiographyEdit

Pre-Formula OneEdit

After some racing success in Australia, Webber moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 to further his motorsport career. Webber began a partnership with fellow Australian Paul Stoddart, at that time owner of the European Racing Formula 3000 team, which eventually took them both into Formula One when Stoddart bought the Minardi team.

Formula OneEdit

2002Edit

Webber made his Formula One debut at his home race, the Australian Grand Prix. This was the first race of an initial three race contract and was extended until the end of the season after his first race. He qualified 18th of the 22 cars, over 4 seconds away from the pole position time, but 1.4 seconds ahead of team-mate Yoong. The start of the race featured a spectacular accident between Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, the aftermath of which forced eight cars to retire from the race. Webber, who had a problem with his launch control at the start, battled with a broken differential to fend off the experienced Mika Salo in a much faster Toyota and finish fifth. The result made Webber just the fourth Australian F1 driver to score World Championship points, and the first Minardi driver to score points since Marc Gené in 1999.

Webber was forced into retirement in the Malaysian Grand Prix, before picking up consecutive 11th-place finishes in the following two races. He, along with Yoong, was forced to pull out of the Spanish Grand Prix due to potentially dangerous wing failures during the weekend.

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Webber driving for Minardi at the 2002 French Grand Prix

Webber picked up two more 11th place finishes, but was unable to score points for the remainder of the year, his next best result coming in France, where he finished 8th. In the Hungarian Grand Prix, Webber lost two kilograms in weight over the length of the race as he was forced to drive without a drink after his water bottle broke. Webber was able to outqualify Yoong (and Anthony Davidson, who replaced Yoong for the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix) in every race, and his two points in Australia were the only points that Minardi scored all season, helping them to 9th in the Constructors' Championship, ahead of Toyota and Arrows. Webber's results earned him the "Rookie of the Year" award in F1 Racing magazine's annual Man of the Year awards (receiving 53.70% of public votes), the Autosport.com "Rookie of the Year" award and "F1 Newcomer of the Year" at the annual Grand Prix Party "Bernie" Awards. In light of his season, notable Formula One journalist Peter Windsor related Webber to 1992 World Champion Nigel Mansell, saying they had similar amounts of "raw talent". In November 2002 it was announced that Webber would join Jaguar Racing for the following season alongside Brazilian Williams test driver Antônio Pizzonia.

2003Edit

Webber's Jaguar career started disappointingly when he qualified in 14th place for the Australian Grand Prix before being forced to retire on lap 15 with a rear suspension failure. The following race in Malaysia was problematic for Webber; Giancarlo Fisichella began reversing towards him on the starting grid and then Webber's in-car fire extinguisher discharged into his face. He was eventually forced to retire from 8th position with an oil consumption problem.

Webber took provisional pole position in Friday qualifying of the Brazilian Grand Prix, out-qualifying local driver Rubens Barrichello by 0.138 seconds during a rain-affected session. He continued his good performance in the Saturday session taking a career-best 3rd on the grid, Jaguar Racing's best qualifying performance in their four-year Formula One history. In the race, which was hit heavily by rain, Webber was in seventh place when he attempted to cool his tyres by driving through a puddle lying off-line in the final corner. The resultant lack of grip caused Webber to crash heavily into the pit straight walls, leaving debris on the track which caused a second major crash; Fernando Alonso hitting a stray tyre. The race was subsequently red-flagged, and although Webber was originally classified in 7th, an FIA investigation found a timekeeping error which meant that Webber was placed 9th in the re-classification.

Webber's good qualifying form continued into the San Marino Grand Prix but at the start of the race he had dropped from 5th to 11th by the first corner due to a launch control failure that affected both Jaguars. He retired from the race after 54 laps with a driveshaft failure, his fourth consecutive non-finish for the year. His luck improved in the following races though, taking his first points in Spain and signing a new 2-year contract with the team reportedly worth $US6 million per season.

He then went on to score points in five of the next six races on his way to moving into the top 10 in the World Drivers' Championship, the run of results interrupted only by an engine failure in Monaco. One of his best races came in Austria where despite starting from the pitlane and suffering a drive-through
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Webber at the 2003 British Grand Prix

penalty he set the race's third fastest lap, behind only the Ferraris of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, finishing in 7th place.

At the British Grand Prix, as the procession of cars exited the Becketts corner onto the Hangar straight on lap 11, now-defrocked priest Neil Horan cleared the fence wearing a kilt whilst waving banners with the statements "Read the Bible" and "The Bible is always right". Horan ran towards the sequence of cars forcing several cars to swerve to avoid him. Webber came closest to hitting Horan in a terrifying parallel to the accident at the 1977 South African Grand Prix where volunteer track marshal, Jansen Van Vuuren, ran across the main straight to aid a car and was hit at 274 km/h (170 mph) by Welsh driver Tom Pryce. The safety car was deployed to remove Horan from the track, and Webber eventually finished 14th.

After Silverstone, Webber had scored 12 Championship points, compared to Pizzonia's 0, and after much speculation it was announced that Minardi driver Justin Wilson would replace the Brazilian for the remainder of the year. The German Grand Prix saw Webber's sixth retirement of the season after he made a last lap lunge on Jenson Button in an attempt to salvage a point from the weekend.

Consecutive points finishes in Hungary and Italy saw Webber climb to ninth in the drivers' standings with a 5 point margin over Button. He was unable to hold onto this position however, after one too many laps on dry tyres saw him spin out from the lead of the United States Grand Prix, and a disappointing 11th-place result in Japan. These meant that he had finished on equal points with Button but lost out on a countback.

Although Wilson scored a point in the United States Grand Prix, Webber had still never been outqualified by a team-mate and, late in the year, Jaguar announced that rookie Christian Klien would team up with Webber for the 2004 season. Webber's results again earned him plaudits in the press, winning the 2003 "Driver of the Year" award from Autocar magazine.

2004Edit

Continuing with Jaguar in 2004, Webber qualified sixth for the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, but faced his second consecutive retirement from his home race, this time due to a gearbox failure. At the following race, the Malaysian Grand Prix, Webber produced the best qualifying performance of his first seven seasons in F1 by splitting the dominant
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Webber at the 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix

Ferraris to line up second on the grid. The race was less rewarding with a near-stall at the start meaning he was well outside the top 10 by the time the cars reached turn 1. An aggressive lap saw him move up to ninth place but during an exciting battle with Ralf Schumacher, they collided, forcing Webber to pit with damage to his front wing and tyre. In his desperation to make up for the lost time, Webber exceeded the pitlane speed limit and was handed a drive-through penalty which left him even further behind. More frustration eventually led to the end of his race as he spun into the gravel trap on the outside of the final corner on lap 23.

The situation improved for the following race in Bahrain though, as Webber picked up his first point for the season despite a small mistake in qualifying which left him starting 14th and marked the first time he had been outqualified by his team-mate in F1. He was unable to continue his point scoring form, however, as intermittent electrical problems in San Marino and a lack of grip in Spain meant that he could do no better than 13th and 12th in those races.

Webber suffered two engine failures in practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, the first of which forced Webber to extinguish it himself after being unable to find a track-side marshal willing to help. In the race, Webber was forced to retire due to a loss of engine power. He was able to pick up two Championship points in the following race with a seventh place finish in the European Grand Prix. Webber had lined up 14th on the grid, after being handed a one-second penalty for yellow flag infringements during Friday practice, but was able to move through the field to take his points tally to 3. After the race, he was criticised by Michael Schumacher for refusing to yield when Webber had emerged from his pit stop slightly ahead of (but one lap behind) Schumacher. Upon hearing the comments, Webber said he "would do exactly the same again" in the same situation.

There were consecutive retirements in Canada, where he was hit by Klien, and the United States where he suffered an oil leak. A change of luck gained him a 9th place finish in the French Grand Prix and preceded a further championship point in the British Grand Prix; although his total of 4 points compared unfavourably to his 12 scored by the same time in the previous season. It was at this stage that former team-mate Pizzonia returned to racing as a replacement for the injured Ralf Schumacher and accused Jaguar of favouritism towards Webber during their time as team-mates saying that Webber received new car parts one or two races before Pizzonia. The claims were categorically denied by Jaguar boss David P
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Webber at the 2004 Italian Grand Prix

itchforth, and whilst Webber did not publicly comment on the situation at the time he had his best result of the season finishing sixth in the German Grand Prix, running ahead of Pizzonia for the entire race. Meanwhile, reports emerged that Jaguar could not guarantee that they would compete in Formula One for the 2005 season and on 28 July, it was announced that Webber would drive for Williams F1 for 2005 and beyond. He would later admit this was the team that his "heart was always set on". Webber was unable to build on his points tally, however, and 10th place in Hungary followed by a first-lap accident in Belgium with 9th in Italy and 10th in China saw him sitting 13th in the Championship.

The penultimate race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix saw Webber produce another good qualifying effort as he set the third fastest time. His race ended prematurely though when he suffered from a badly overheating cockpit, the cause of which could not be determined by Jaguar. The Brazilian Grand Prix marked both Webber's last race for Jaguar and Jaguar's last race in Formula One, ending sadly for the team, as Klien turned in to a corner colliding with Webber as the Australian attempted to make up for a pit stop delay earlier in the race. Webber was forced to retire due to the damage and watched the remainder of the race from the grass on the outside of turn 1 as Klien finished 14th.

2005Edit

In his first race for the team, the Australian Grand Prix, Webber took 3rd on the grid but was beaten to the first corner by David Coulthard and eventually finished the race in fifth. His best chance to do so though came in the following race in Malaysia. After qualifying fourth, Webber was defending third position having overtaken the Renault of Giancarlo Fisichella at turn 14. An optimistic Fisichella (who was struggling due to a lack of downforce and tyre grip) slip streamed Webber on the back straight and attempted a counter-pass down the inside of turn 15. Unfortunately, Fisichella locked his brakes and slid into the side of Webber's car, eliminating both drivers from the race. This allowed Heidfeld to inherit third place and Fisichella was later reprimanded by race stewards for causing the incident. It was later revealed that Webber had competed in the first two races suffering a fractured rib, from an injury he had sustained during pre-season testing at Barcelona, though he "didn't want to make a fuss" about it and would be fully fit in time for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Webber pitting at the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix

After qualifying fifth in Bahrain, Webber had been as high as third place in the race but he ultimately finished sixth, taking his points tally to 7 for the season. He followed this up by qualifying fourth and finishing a disappointing 10th after twice running wide off the track in the San Marino Grand Prix, although his position was revised to 7th after the disqualification of the BAR team and a resulting penalty to Ralf Schumacher. The race was a poor one for Williams (Heidfeld was 9th before the reclassification), but Webber hit back at the Spanish Grand Prix, qualifying 2nd and finishing 6th – his fourth points scoring finish in the first five races.

The following race in Monaco saw Webber take third place, the first podium finish of his career. On the rostrum Webber looked noticeably disappointed with the result after losing second place to team-mate Heidfeld due to the Williams team pitting Heidfeld before Webber causing Webber to lose time behind the slow Alonso. Webber had been ahead of Heidfeld for most of the race and would probably still have been second had the team pitted them in the more regular sequence. This best result of Webber's career was followed by one of his worst at the European Grand Prix when, after qualifying third, he locked his brakes in the very first corner of the race and collided with Juan Pablo Montoya, forcing him to retire. Heidfeld started from pole position to finish in second place overtaking Webber in championship points in the process.

The race in Canada was affected by this previous result, as Webber was only able to qualify 14th, but he was pleased with an eventual 5th-place finish and a further 4 Championship points. The United States Grand Prix was the beginning of a
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Webber at the 2005 USA Grand Prix

lean streak for Webber with just one point-scoring finish in the next seven races, a seventh in Hungary, and by this stage he had slipped from 6th to 10th in the World Championship. Webber had another poor race in Turkey where he collided with Michael Schumacher after the German changed lines in the braking area, causing extensive damage to both cars.

With Heidfeld injured, Webber's former Jaguar team-mate Antônio Pizzonia stepped into the second Williams seat adding pressure on Webber to perform well given the public argument the pair had towards the end of 2004. The Italian Grand Prix saw Pizzonia driving to seventh whilst Webber was caught up in a first-corner incident which led to him finishing 14th. The roles were reversed for the following race in Belgium as Webber finished in fourth place and Pizzonia retired after a collision with Juan Pablo Montoya in the closing laps. With rumours spreading that Heidfeld had in fact signed with BMW Sauber for the 2006 season, Pizzonia continued in the race seat, and in the Brazilian Grand Prix, was clipped by David Coulthard in turn one. The contact caused Pizzonia to spin into the path of Webber forcing extensive repairs to the Australian's car. Webber took 17th place, setting the 8th fastest lap of the race, but was not classified as a finisher.

The final two races of the season saw Webber take 4th and 7th to consolidate his 10th place in the Drivers' Championship. Webber described the 2005 season as "frustrating" and acknowledged that his reputation had somewhat diminished but opted to stay on with Williams despite an offer from BMW Sauber. Webber's team-mate for 2006 would be German Nico Rosberg, becoming the seventh driver to partner Webber since 2002.

Webber was awarded the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in 2006 for his 2005 season.

2006Edit

Main Article: Mark Webber/2006 Season

The 2006 Formula One season was Mark's fifth season in Formula One. He continued with Williams for a second year. This season he finished 14th with 7 points.

2007Edit

Main Article: Mark Webber/2007 Season

In 2007 Webber moved to the Red Bull team. He finished on the podum once and by the end of the season had 10 points and finished 12th in the WDC standings.

2008Edit

As per his contract, Webber started the year in Melbourne with Red Bull Racing. He recorded top-six lap times in each of the three practice sessions, and was on his way to the top ten in the qualifying session when the front right brake disc in his car failed going into turn 6 during Q2, sending him spinning off into the sand trap ending his qualifying session, and resulting in 15th position on the grid. Although starting well, he momentarily went off the track at turn 1 to avoid being involved in contact that had already erupted. Webber made several positions by turn 3 but an incident involving himself, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson when he was slightly contacted by Davidson whilst trying to avoid the struggle between the other two drivers, ended his race.

Despite the retirement in Australia, the next 5 rounds saw a string of point-scoring positions, including a 4th at Monaco in the wet, one of the few finishers not to have made a mistake and subsequent pit-in, however his performance was overshadowed by Hamilton's win. Until 2009, this was Webber's best start to an F1 season since 2005 with Williams, managing five consecutive points scoring races.

On the Thursday of the British Grand Prix weekend, it was announced that Webber had agreed to a one year extension to his contract at Red Bull Racing, leaving him contracted there until the end of the 2009 season. During qualifying for the Grand Prix, Webber equalled his best qualifying position with 2nd position on the grid, in front of Kimi Räikkönen and behind pole position-holder Heikki Kovalainen. As a result of Timo Glock's penalty from the Belgian Grand Prix for illegally passing Webber under yellow flags in the final lap(s) of the race, Webber was awarded 8th place and the point that came with it.

At the first night race in Formula One, the Singapore Grand Prix, Webber qualified in 13th position. Red Bull pulled in both Webber and David Coulthard for their pit stops as soon as they could when the safety car came on track, due to Nelson Piquet, Jr. crashing, giving them both great track position. This led to Webber running in 2nd place before a gearbox issue put him out of the race on lap 29.

Webber qualified 13th at the Japanese Grand Prix. After some first corner incidents he was stranded in last place; from there he progressed up the order, at one point in time sitting in fourth. Following his pit stop he emerged in 10th, with Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg yet to pit, from where he continued to push, regained 8th once the two drivers in 8th and 9th both went in for their final pit stops. With two laps to go, Webber's tyres were close to bald – being compared to slicks. Losing almost 3 seconds a lap to the chasing Ferrari of Felipe Massa, who was on fresh tyres, he defended his point vigorously. Pressured by the Ferrari, he was out-powered by the superior engine of
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Webber at the 2008 Chinese Grand Prix

Massa and although great attempts at saving his place were shown, he finished in a hard-fought 9th position, on a one stop strategy which was then upgraded to 8th position after a post-race penalty to Sébastien Bourdais.

In China, Webber's engine failed on the home straight during the final practice session leaving him with a ten-place grid penalty. During qualifying on Saturday afternoon, he ended in 6th after Heidfeld was demoted for impeding Webber's team-mate Coulthard, and so Webber had to start from 16th after his penalty. Webber was on the grid in 16th and managed to end the first lap up four places in 12th before taking the 11th position off Glock on the second lap. By the first pit stop, Webber had overtaken Rubens Barrichello and Piquet Jr. for 9th place, but inevitably dropped back once he had entered the pits. The two-stop strategy that the team had adopted was not successful and Webber finished in 14th place. The Brazilian Grand Prix was team-mate Coulthard's last race before his retirement from F1. Practice was close with the leading seven cars, including Webber in 7th, being less than a second apart. In Saturday afternoon qualifying, Webber managed 10th on the grid, and finished the race in 9th position.

Webber finished the season in 11th place in the Drivers' Championship with a total of 21 points, his most successful season after 2005 at Williams at that point in time.

2009Edit

Webber remained with Red Bull for 2009, where he was joined by Sebastian Vettel after David Coulthard's retirement at the end of 2008. After sustaining a broken leg in a road accident during his charity event in Tasmania in the off-season, he returned to testing on 11 February with steel rods in his leg.

At the opening round in Australia, an error in qualifying left him in 10th on the grid for the start of the race. On the second lap of the race, Webber crashed with Heikki Kovalainen, Adrian Sutil and Nick Heidfeld following their efforts to avoid a collision with Rubens Barrichello, causing all except Barrichello to pit.

The Malaysian Grand Prix saw Webber qualify seventh and gain two positions due to penalties to other drivers. The race, which was halted early due to monsoonal rains, ended under the safety car with Webber in fourth. He was provisionally placed eighth, but further investigation brought his position up to sixth. He was awarded 1.5 points due to the half-points decision at the conclusion of the race. The Chinese Grand Prix proved a breakthrough for Webber. Starting in third position, the race began under the safety car due to heavy rain. Webber eventually brought his car home in second position, marking Webber's career-best finish and was also the first win (and 1–2 finish) for the Red Bull team.

The Spanish Grand Prix saw Webber qualify fifth fastest and finish third, and he took fifth in Monaco. He followed this up with his
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Webber at the 2009 German Grand Prix

equal career best second place in Turkey, equalling this result in the subsequent British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Webber qualified on pole for the first time in Formula One at the Nürburgring for the German Grand Prix. This was the first time an Australian driver had claimed pole position since Alan Jones in 1980. He went on to achieve his first Formula One victory despite receiving a drive through penalty early in the race for causing an avoidable collision at the start when he hit the Brawn GP of Rubens Barrichello. Webber went on to dominate the race and win ahead of his teammate Vettel, heading a Red Bull 1–2 and closing the gap to the Brawns in the Constructors' Championship. Webber moved up to third in the drivers' championship after his win, at that time his best position in Formula One, passing Barrichello in the championship standings.

On 23 July, Webber signed a new contract committing him to the Red Bull team for the 2010 Formula One season. Three days later, he finished third in Hungary, moving into second place in the Drivers' Championship. Webber also set his first ever fastest lap in Formula One. On 21 September 2009 the FIA banned Webber's manager, Flavio Briatore, from all FIA related activities and announced that it would not renew the superlicence for any driver managed or otherwise associated with Briatore. Since then, Briatore has been reinstated into Formula One and negotiations concerning management has since been declared legal.

Following his podium at the Hungarian Grand Prix, two ninth placings, two retirements and an unlucky Japanese Grand Prix saw Webber drop to fourth in the Championship, collecting no points. However, he went on to win his second Formula One race in Brazil, starting from second position on the grid, securing fourth place in the 2009 Championship. In the final race of the season, Webber managed second behind teammate Vettel. The result was Red Bull Racing's fourth 1–2 result of the season.

2010Edit

In 2010, Webber continued to race with Red Bull. He qualified for pole position five times (in Malaysia, Spain, Monaco, Turkey and Belgium); won f
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Webber at the 2010 British Grand Prix.

our races (Spain, Monaco, Britain and Hungary); finished second in Malaysia, Belgium, Japan and Brazil and third in Turkey and Singapore. After the Monaco Grand Prix, Webber led the drivers' championship, the first Australian to do so since Alan Jones in 1981. In June 2010, Red Bull Racing announced that Webber had signed a one-year extension to his contract, meaning that he will remain with the team for the 2011 season.

At the European Grand Prix, Webber crashed into the back of Heikki Kovalainen's Lotus, sending the car flying through the air, collecting a track advertising board and landing upside down. The car then bounced back and crashed into the tyre barrier at high speed. Webber received only minor injuries, but retired from the race.

At season's end, Webber was third in the drivers' championship, behind Vettel and Alonso. He had led the championship until the Korean Grand Prix, when he did not complete the race. Webber could still have won the championship if, in the final race at Abu Dhabi he had won the race and Alonso had finished no higher than third. Vettel won the race and the drivers' championship and Red Bull Racing the constructors' championship.

Webber drove the last four races of the season with a small fracture in his right shoulder, the result of a mountain bike accident.

At the 2011 British Grand Prix, Webber was presented with the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for 2010.

2011Edit

Webber started the 2011 season with a fifth place finish at the Australian Grand Prix, having started from third on the grid, after struggling to keep up with team mate Vettel due to a damaged chassis. In Malaysia, he qualified third but his KERS completely failed at the start and as a result, dropped down over 10 places but staged a strong recovery back to 4th, with fastest lap. In China he qualified eighteenth after another KERS failure, but passed 15 cars on track to finish third. In Turkey, Webber qualified second – his best qualifying result of the season at that point – but lost the position to Nico Rosberg at the start. After passing Rosberg and reclaiming second, he then spent the rest of the race battling with Fernando Alonso, ultimately finishing second after passing Alonso with 8 laps to go. In Spain, Webber secured pole, but lost ground at the start again and had to settle for fourth. Webber qualified third in Monaco but dropped a place at the start and later a pit stop delay dropped Webber outside the top ten, however he recovered to fourth by passing Kamui Kobayashi on the penultimate lap, and set his fourth fastest lap of the season.

Webber claimed pole position in a drying qualifying session at Silverstone, beating Vettel by 0.032 seconds. The race however did not go as well, as a slow start followed by slow pitstops meant that Webber found himself running fourth behind Alonso, Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Towards the end of the race, a strong charge saw Webber pass Hamilton and then close the gap to Vettel's second position, when his team asked him to "maintain the gap" and not try to make a move on Vettel. Although Webber ignored his team's requests and tried to pass Vettel, Vettel was able to hold him off and finish second, with Webber taking third place.

Webber took his only victory of the season at Brazilian Grand Prix, taking the lead from team-mate Vettel after he developed a gearbox issue. With this result, he moved into third place in the championship, ahead of Alonso. Webber also achieved his seventh fastest lap of the season at the race, with no other drivers scoring more than three in the season. This resulted in him winning the DHL Fastest Lap Award for the first time.

2012Edit

On 27 August, it was announced that Webber would remain with Red Bull into the 2012 season, alongside team-mate Vettel. Webber qualified fifth for the Australian Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Vettel – sixth – and achieved his best result at his home race with fourth place.

Webber followed this result with three more fourth place finishes in succession, at the Malaysian, Chinese and Bahrain Grands Prix. He inherited pole position for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix; having set the second fastest time in Q3, he was elevated to first position owing to Michael Schumacher's five place grid penalty for an incident at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He won the race ahead of Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso, who were second and third, respectively. This was the third win in a row for a Red Bull Racing driver at Monaco, and the first time that six different drivers won the first six races of a World Championship season. In doing this also, he became the first Australian to achieve two wins at Monaco.

Webber achieved his second win of the season at the British Grand Prix, passing Alonso late in the race. Following the victory, Webber signed a one-year contract extension with Red Bull, for the 2013 season. Webber later qualified on pole for the Korean Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Vettel, but apart from this he struggled in the second half of the season with his only podiums after his win in Britain coming in Korea and India where Red Bull were unbeatable.

2013Edit

Webber finished his Formula One career with nine wins, forty-two podiums, thirteen pole positions and nineteen fastest laps from 215 race starts.

After Formula OneEdit

Helmet designEdit

Webber's helmet features a dark blue background with yellow top and red strips going along the sides. The helmet also features white along the edges of the red and yellow.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2002 KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi PS02 Asiatech AT02 3.0 V10 AUS
5
MAL
Ret
BRA
11
SMR
11
ESP
DNS
AUT
12
MON
11
CAN
11
EUR
15
GBR
Ret
FRA
8
GER
Ret
HUN
16
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
JPN
10
16th 2
2003 Jaguar Racing F1 Team Jaguar R4 Cosworth CR-5 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
9†
SMR
Ret
ESP
7
AUT
7
MON
Ret
CAN
7
EUR
6
FRA
6
GBR
14
GER
11†
HUN
6
ITA
7
USA
Ret
JPN
11
10th 17
2004 Jaguar Racing F1 Team Jaguar R5 Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BHR
8
SMR
13
ESP
12
MON
Ret
EUR
7
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
8
GER
6
HUN
10
BEL
Ret
ITA
9
CHN
10
JPN
Ret
BRA
Ret
13th 7
2005 BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW27 BMW P84/5 3.0 V10 AUS
5
MAL
Ret
BHR
6
SMR
7
ESP
6
MON
3
EUR
Ret
CAN
5
USA
DNS
FRA
12
GBR
11
GER
NC
HUN
7
TUR
Ret
ITA
14
BEL
4
BRA
NC
JPN
4
CHN
7
10th 36
2006 Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 2.4 V8 BHR
6
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
SMR
6
EUR
Ret
ESP
9
MON
Ret
GBR
Ret
CAN
12
USA
Ret
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
TUR
10
ITA
10
CHN
8
JPN
Ret
BRA
Ret
14th 7
2007 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB3 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
13
MAL
10
BHR
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
9
USA
7
FRA
12
GBR
Ret
EUR
3
HUN
9
TUR
Ret
ITA
9
BEL
7
JPN
Ret
CHN
10
BRA
Ret
12th 10
2008 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB4 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
7
BHR
7
ESP
5
TUR
7
MON
4
CAN
12
FRA
6
GBR
10
GER
Ret
HUN
9
EUR
12
BEL
8
ITA
8
SIN
Ret
JPN
8
CHN
14
BRA
9
11th 21
2009 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS
12
MAL
6
CHN
2
BHR
11
ESP
3
MON
5
TUR
2
GBR
2
GER
1
HUN
3
EUR
9
BEL
9
ITA
Ret
SIN
Ret
JPN
17
BRA
1
ABU
2
4th 69.5
2010 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 BHR
8
AUS
9
MAL
2
CHN
8
ESP
1
MON
1
TUR
3
CAN
5
EUR
Ret
GBR
1
GER
6
HUN
1
BEL
2
ITA
6
SIN
3
JPN
2
KOR
Ret
BRA
2
ABU
8
3rd 242
2011 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 AUS
5
MAL
4
CHN
3
TUR
2
ESP
4
MON
4
CAN
3
EUR
3
GBR
3
GER
3
HUN
5
BEL
2
ITA
Ret
SIN
3
JPN
4
KOR
3
IND
4
ABU
4
BRA
1
3rd 258
2012 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 AUS
4
MAL
4
CHN
4
BHR
4
ESP
11
MON
1
CAN
7
EUR
4
GBR
1
GER
8
HUN
8
BEL
6
ITA
20†
SIN
11
JPN
9
KOR
2
IND
3
ABU
Ret
USA
Ret
BRA
4
6th 179
2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 AUS
6
MAL
2
CHN
Ret
BHR
7
ESP
5
MON
3
CAN
4
GBR
2
GER
7
HUN
4
BEL
5
ITA
3
SIN
15†
KOR
Ret
JPN
2
IND
Ret
ABU
2
USA
3
BRA
2
3rd 199

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed by the winner.
Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

ReferancesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Webber
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/mark-webber.aspx

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