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,
“Pushing the cars to the limit, pushing ourselves to the limit, we enjoy being in that tight envelope,”
His career got even better back in 2007 when he signed for the Red Bull Racing. He also reflected on the time spent working with AdrainNewey, the chief technical officer for Red Bull and believes he (Newey) was really good and had the ability to get the best out of people.
Webber looking back, believes that his favorite moment was in Germany, 2009, where he had his first win, which pushed him into the spotlight. He bowed out of the F1 in 2013 at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he took off his helmet to wave to the crowd.