Mark Webber

Mark Alan Webber is a professional motorsport racer from Australia and he is currently plying his trade for the constructors’ champions Red Bull racing in the Formula 1 circuit. He was born on the 27th of August, 1976 in a simple family where his father was a motorcycle dealer and his mother was just a simple housewife. Webber was interested in sports from his very childhood and he used to spend his afternoons as a ball boy for the Canberra Raiders that was the champion rugby team of the Australian premiership at that time. However, it was in motorsport that his heart truly lay and he has also listed the names of former Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost and Grand Prix motorcycle winner Kevin Schwantz as his idols. Webber started out his racing career with motorcycles and it was not until quite late in 1991, when he was 14 years old that he shifted to four wheels and go karts. He was crowned the champion in New South Wales State Championship in 1993 and from there, he moved up to the Australian Formula Ford championship. He finished in the 14th overall position in his first season and in his next season, he was able to achieve fourth position overall after a few podium finishes on the way.

Mark Alan Webber met championship coordinator Ann Neal during this time and she secured a seven year sponsorship deal with Australian Yellow Pages for him and became Webber’s manager as well. Webber moved to England and raced at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and in 1996, at the British Formula Ford Championship as well. In 1997, he moved up to Formula Three but due to financial restraints, he almost had to quit midway through the season before he got significant held from Australian rugby legend David Campese. Mark Alan Webber signed for Minardi in the 2002 season and made his first foray into Formula 1bewfore switching to the Ford owned Jaguar in before the start of the 2003 season, where he stayed till the end of the 2004 season. He raced for the Williams team for the 2005 and 2006 seasons before joining his current team Red Bull Racing before the start of the 2007 season. It was with Red Bull Racing that Mark Alan Webber was able to achieve his dream of standing at the top of the podium and all 6 of his victories have come with Red Bull Racing.


This weekend in Bahrain, there were a lot of emotions on the track and the pit wall after Mark Webber, one of the most popular drivers’ on the track, finished his last competitive race.

Webber, who had forged a quite impressive Formula One career, had won nine races, before he turned his attention in 2013 to the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The Australian, who has cemented his place in the history books of Motorsports by winning the WEC title last year, along with fellow Porsche team-mates, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, had also played his part in four race wins and has seen a lot of success in this season as well.

Webber, has however decided to bow out while the ovation is still at the loudest and he still is at the top of the game. He believes it is a good time for him to stop and he is hopeful that sooner, he would be able to see everyone once again.

He began his driving career in Formula One in 2002 as an F1 driver for the Minardi team and he had this to say on the life of an F1 driver,

Webber’s WEC And Ride London Event

Mark Webber was one of the leading drivers in the World Endurance Championship as he successfully hit out at the safety car process virtually.

The racing champion said that the WEC system turned round 4 of the series of 2016 into a lottery during the event. He also said that there was more work which could have been done as far as the full course yellows were concerned. It is similar to Russian roulette as of now for Webber. It was a mixed up competition as they lost some precious time during the full course yellow time as the car which was in front of Webber was not travelling at 80km per hour as per regulations. Andre Lotterer who was also an equal part with Mark Webber agreed to Webber.

Subsequently Webber and his team won the race soon after the clash of Lieb with a back marker taking place. The Australian racing driver made his debut in Formula 1 in 2002 and is seen as one of the successful drivers today. Besides racing cars, cycling is also one of the activities Webber is passionate about and hence he took part in a cycling race event.

Mark Webber Ready To Defend His Title In The Endurance Races

Mark Webber is an instance of how one needs to be a tortoise in the race to stick around for long even when the going gets tough.

He should know as he had been trying to get into Formula One for twelve years. He has been in direct conflict with Sebastian Vettel, his Red Bull contemporary. However, Webber found results for the efforts he put in by winning his first title in 2015 in the world racing championships.

This Australian driver, known for his non nonsense attitude, won in the category of the World Endurance Championship, which reflects the hard work and tenacity he has been putting in over more than a decade on the tracks. Porsche has been his long term ally. He would now be defending his title in the races this weekend. The WEC weekend starts at Silverstone circuit in Great Britain. The transition that has happened from F1 to endurance races is talked about by Mark Webber on different media channels.

He explains that driving for endurance races is akin to driving on freeways. There are people driving slow and fast and many are not sure of the lane they should stick to. There are four classes in this kind of race. The speeds are different in all categories. There are GTE Pro-Am cars of the sports categories as well as LMP1 prototype futuristic models. Hence, amateurs are pitted against professionals in such races.

Mark Webber says Vettel better off at Ferrari

Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has said that former teammate Sebastian Vettel will be better off with Ferrari after going through a lot of struggle with Red Bull Racing last year.

The Aussie and the German were stable mates at the Austrian team between 2009 and 2013 –  a period of complete dominance for the team during which it won four consecutive Formula One Constructors’ Championships and Vettel became a fur time Formula One drivers’ champion. However, the 27 year old struggled to come to terms with the car last season and comprehensively overshadowed by Daniel Ricciardo, who replaced Webber in the team.

And speaking of his move to Ferrari this season, the Australian said that Vettel is not a silly guy and he realised he needed a fresh challenge and new motivations and he frankly believes that the decision to leave Red Bull Racing was made very early in the season, probably even before the start of it.

Mark Webber added that Red Bull Racing will definitely miss Vettel but they couldn’t have done anything else when the driver himself wanted a change of scenery, where he might think that he could get a lot more out of himself.