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

Mark Webber is an Australian motorsport racer competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship as a driver for Porsche with the LMP1-H after a long stint in Formula One with various teams.

Webber started his racing career in his native in Australia and raced in the Formula Holden and Formula Ford with quite some success and in 1995, moved to the United Kingdom as he looked to further his career in motorsport.

At the United Kingdom, Webber began a very promising partnership with compatriot with Paul Stoddart who was the owner of the Formula 3000 team European Racing at that time and this partnership would eventually take both of them to Formula One as Stoddart bought out the Minardi team. During his stint in Formula 3000, Webber beat Fernando Alonso, a future Formula One Drivers’ World Champion in the 2000 International Formula 3000 season.

Making his long awaited debut in Formula One in 2002, Mark Webber scored the first points for Minardi in three years at the Australian Grand Prix. After a very successful first season with the team, the Australian was signed up by Jaguar as their lead driver. Racing for a generally uncompetitive team, Webber still managed to finish qualifying for the front row of the grid on several occasions as well as outperforming his teammates.

After a short stint with Williams, Mark Webber was signed up by Red Bull Racing when they entered the sport and it was with Red Bull Racing that he secured his first ever win in Formula One when he won the German Grand Prix in 2009 followed by another win at the Chinese Grand Prix.

In 2013, Webber announced his decision to retire from Formula One and confirmed his move to the FIA World Endurance Championship where he was signed up by Porsche.

Mark Webber looking to set FIA on fire by his race in Fuji

The former Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber is presently making his mark in the FIA World Endurance championship. He has had an illustrious career in Formula One and has been associated with some of the best teams like Minardi, Jaguar, Williams and Red Bull. He has nine wins to his name and forty two podium finishes but he failed to win any championship in his long career. He has been associated with a lot of social work in and outside his own country. A favorite with the people due to his charming personality, Mark Webber has made a lot of friends from other sports circuit as well. He has overcome a number of difficulties since his childhood to pursue a career in racing. The sponsors started flowing in only when he became enough successful in the racing world. However he has never looked back since then and is always ready for greater challenges in his life.

The next big challenge for him is the FIA race in Fuji which is one of the most picturesque yet tough tracks in the world. A number of drivers have often met with terrible accidents in the race circuits of Japan but Mark Webber is confident of making a mark in history. He seemed excited at the prospect of racing in Japan. Since his early years he has followed the motorbike races in the Suzuka Circuit as a number of Australians participated in the same. Moreover the beautiful mountains at the backdrop allure him to a great extent. The Fuji track requires a lot of composure from the drivers and technical superiority of the car. Enough care is being taken by the members of his team so that he gets the best possible conditions for winning the race and the hearts of the fans that he has worldwide.

Suzuka Circuit excites Lotus and Red Bull drivers alike

The 2014 season of Formula One has been one of the most exciting ones and the points table remains wide open after the Singapore Grand Prix. The race will now be taking place in the celebrated circuit of Suzuka in Japan. Each of the teams are putting in their best efforts to win the race and make their position secure. Romain Grosjean of Lotus seemed very excited about his prospects in the Suzuka circuit. His engineer is in homeland and he himself had enjoyed the lead for a considerable amount of time last year in the same race. According to him each of the laps are important in this circuit a sit challenges both the driver as well as the car. His teammate Pastor Maldonado has also expressed his excitement about racing in Japan. This is probably one of the perfect tracks that are used for racing. He seemed quite upbeat about the success of his own team in the upcoming race.

As the Lotus drivers seemed visibly excited about their chances in Japan, their team Principal Federico Gastaldi and technical director Nick Chester agreed that this was going to be a learning curve for their team. They are confident of success but will remain cautious so that they will be ready to face any unforeseen situation that may occur. On the other hand, Red Bull Racing drivers also expressed their excitement about competing in Japan. Sebastian Vettel has already tasted a lot of success in this country and thereby he seemed quite confident about pulling out a special performance on the day of the race. His partner Daniel Ricciardo is still in his early days and is determined about enjoying the roller coaster ride. The Japanese fans have a huge apetite for Formula One racing, thereby the performance of the drivers will be under scrutiny.

Perez keeping options open for the new season

Mexican hotshot Sergio Perez has admitted that he doesn’t quite know what the future holds for him as he keeps his options open regarding a move away from Force India.

Perez, who joined the Indian team controlled by liquor Dr. Vijay Mallya at the start of the 2014 season after a disappointing 2013 campaign with McLaren F1 has had a reasonably successful season with his new side, taking a podium in the process as well at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Mexican currently stands at eleventh in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship standings also said that in all probability, he will remain with Force India for the new season, but nothing can be said concretely right now.

Mallya has already previously indicated that he wishes to retain both Perez and Niko Hulkenburg as the team’s first choice drivers as he looks for some stability in the drivers’ seat ahead of the new season.

But according to Perez, he has not made a decision regarding his future yet and is keeping all his options open as he weighs up the best move for his career.

He stated that he hasn’t made up his mind, adding that in all likelihood, he will remain with Force India, but anything can happen between now and the end of the season. He further elaborated that both parties need to sit down and have a discussion regarding the future and only then, can he say anything about what the future holds for him.

Perez admitted that they haven’t talked much about the new season, but they will definitely do so once the season ends and utilize the summer break to discuss his future with the team.

According to reports, several teams are already looking to lure Perez away from Force India for the new season and have made offers.

Button Not Worried About Formula One Future

Despite criticisms from team chief, Jenson Button surprisingly seems telexed and has even asked his fans to relax citing that he is completely stress-free about his Formula One future.

McLaren boss Ron Dennis attracted headlines recently with his critical comments on Button. According to the team chief, the racer would have to try harder  to secure his base in F1. The comments came just prior to the start of Brit Grand Prix and Button is hopeful that he would be able to race here next year as well.

“I do not see why it won’t be possible for me to be here in 2015”, stated Button. “I am not because I should not be tense about my Formula 1 future. I definitely should not worry that whether somebody would be actually signing me after my contract ends next year.”

I am a world champ”, he stressed. “I have won fifteen Grand Prix titles & I am at the very peak of my sport. Personally, I feel quite right now- I have a very quick mate in the team who is continuously pushing me forward.”

Dennis’ team has got an uncompetitive vehicle for the 2nd year on a row & is struggling hard to get qualified in top 10. However, there was some enhanced display both from Button & Kevin Magnussen, his team-mate at Silverstone. Button came 4th while Kevin winded up in 7th position in the race where Lewis Hamilton was the winner.

On questions about whether his boss’ comments had been instrumental in his great weekend lately, he replied in negative.

“Definitely not”, Button strongly emphasized. “We in fact joked about the entire thing after the qualification. He remarked ‘see the comments worked’ & we really had a big laugh.”

Now, a Tracks only P1 by McLaren!

McLaren is said to be planning something further special for its wonder car P1. Rumours are going around that McLaren is set to produce a tracks only version the amazing supercar. With a horsepower in excess of 900 and a mind boggling acceleration rate, the P1 mean machine is any car enthusiast’s dream car. It is sure to be on anyone’s list of supercars. And as if that was not enough, McLaren is said to be contemplation the option of producing a more advanced version of it.

The car, right now being called P1 Track, will have a more advanced version of the twin turbo V 8 that is of 3.8 litres in the current version and also a more potent version of electric motor combo engine that produces 903 horsepower in the current one. There will most probably also be an aerodynamic mode for more efficient handling and a more glamorous interior that will include much more than a seat, safety equipment and other things that are required for the car to complete a circle on the track in as less time as possible (since it is a tracks only car).

The car, however, will be available for sale only to the owners of the current P1. McLaren is rumoured to have contacted all the people owning the P1 to get an idea of the interest they have in the advanced version. An unnamed McLaren insider has been quoted as saying that the car is definitely on the cards and it will have more power, body and torque. The current version has only 375 models and the planned one is said to be having a less than three digit number and the production will start only after all the current owners have expressed their desires of buying it. The ones interested will get professional training in driving the car and also what all can be done with it! Not only this, the affluent few will also get an access to special tracks for it! Lucky, is a small word for them.