Posts Tagged "Mark Webber"

It’s been another big year in Australian motorsport with young talent, world-beaters, milestones and controversy claiming the spotlight throughout 2016.

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Last Sunday evening, every Australian racing fan sat down in their chair in front of the TV with their head slowly sinking into their hands, absolutely dejected at life and how it had all seemed to collapse down on itself.

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Mark Webber won the world endurance championship over the weekend. This is a great achievement for a driver who never quite reached his goals in Formula One, and his victory gives us a chance to reflect on Webber’s F1 career.

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley limped home with an ailing 919 Hybrid to finish fifth and win the World Endurance Championship alongside German Timo Bernhard and New Zealander Brendon Hartley.

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As Formula One enters qualifying for its final race of the season in Abu Dhabi next Saturday, 440 kilometres across the Persian Gulf one man will be hoping to atone for events that ended his world championship aspirations five years ago.

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Mark Webber broke his WEC duck as he and teammates Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley took their maiden group victory at the Nurburgring, leading home a dominant Porsche 1-2.

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Monday night’s Australian Story gave a magnificent insight into the world of Mark Webber – a man who defied the odds to reach the very pinnacle of the motor racing world, only to find himself carrying Sebastian Vettel’s bags.

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Mark Webber believes Formula One is not in great shape, leaving fans and drivers alike disappointed.

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With Formula One becoming more elusive through the passing of each season, sport car racing has become a haven for young racing drivers seeking a serious career in motor sport.

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There has been plenty said, scribbled and typed about the continuing growth of the World Endurance Championship, and the problems that Formula One is facing.

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Poor old Mark Webber. You have to feel for the guy. Has there been a driver in recent memory who has shown incredible speed but fallen prey to mechanical gremlins more often than the lanky Australian?

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This weekend marks the beginning of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the fourth incarnation of the world’s premier endurance sports car series.

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Veteran Australian motor racing driver Mark Webber was in a “satisfactory condition” after a high-speed crash at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo event, autosport’s governing body FIA announced Monday.

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Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has had a lucky escape after a high-speed crash at the World Endurance Championship‘s season-ending race in Brazil.

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This weekend sees the running of two legs of what is dubbed motorsport’s Triple Crown: The Monaco Grand Prix, and the Indianapolis 500. The third leg, Le 24 Heures Du Mans or 24 Hours of Le Mans, is to be run in June.

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Mark Webber has praised three-time Formula One champion Sir Jack Brabham for playing such a key role in his own successful career.

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With Daniel Ricciardo impressing the Formula 1 fraternity with his Vettel-beating performances, it’s easy to forget about his predecessor Mark Webber.

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Imagine how Australia’s Mark Webber must be feeling right about now, a week removed from his debut effort for the Porsche factory team in the 6 Hours of Silverstone?

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With the end of another year upon us, here’s a quick run through the good and bad of an interesting, action-packed and controversial global motorsport season.

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Formula One drivers from 2014 onward will have the opportunity to choose their own car numbers.

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