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.

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.

Vettel likely To Perform Better This Year According To Mark Webber

Mark Webber thinks that Sebastian Vettel will be able to do a lot better this year with team Ferrari than what he was able to do the year before with Red Bull team. Both drivers were in the same team, Red Bull from 2009 to 2013.

Those four seasons were some of the best ones of the German driver. Vettel was unable to perform to the best of his ability last year and Daniel Ricciardo, who was the replacement of Mark Webber in the team, actually managed to beat him.

Mark Webber said that Vettel takes formula one racing very seriously. Webber thinks that Vettel felt the need to feel more motivated to win and also felt the need for making some key changes to be able to perform better in this season and thus he decided to join Ferrari team. Webber thinks that Vettel made his decision of leaving Red Bull and joining Ferrari quite some time ago. Webber said that he thinks Vettel made this decision even before the 2015 season started. Webber said that an individual, after taking the decision of doing something different than what he/she had been doing, then he/she should, by any means alter his/her conditions in order to be able to perform to the best of his ability.