Mark Webber

Webber 'relatively unhurt' in high-speed World Endurance Championship crash

Mark WebberSydney, Dec 01 : Former Formula One driver Mark Webber would be kept overnight in a Brazilian hospital after he met with a high-speed crash in the final race of the World Endurance Championship.

Webber was running in sixth place in the 'Six Hours' of Sao Paolo at the Interlagos circuit when he collided with a slower Ferrari, driven by Matteo Cressoni, as the pair approached the 300 kilometres-per-hour-plus Arquibancadas curve with under half an hour remaining.

Webber's Porsche slammed heavily into the concrete wall on the right side of the track, sliding backwards into the wall on the left, before coming to rest at the entrance of pit lane, News. com. au reported.

Webber retirement 'a loss' for Red Bull: Vettel

Sebastian-VettelSao Paulo, Nov 22 : Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel says he will miss the challenge of competing alongside -- and often against -- his departing Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.

The 37-year-old will retire from Formula 1 after the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The pair have endured an often fiery relationship during their four years as colleagues, but Vettel put the rivalry aside to praise the Australian during a press conference here Thursday.

Run-in with Vettel not a factor in leaving F1: Webber

Mark-WebberSilverstone (England), June 27 : Formula 1 driver Mark Webber Thursday said his run-in with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel during the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier this year played no part in his decision to leave the sport at the end of the year.

The Australian announced Thursday that he would leave Formula 1 at the of the season for sportscar racing in World Endurance Championship (WEC).

On March 24, Webber was leading the Malaysian GP at Sepang and was set for victory until triple World Champion Vettel defied team orders to hold position, and passed Webber for the win.

Webber to compete in his 200th race

Mark-WebberSakhir (Bahrain), April 19 : Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will compete in his 200th Grand Prix here at the Bahrain International Circuit Sunday.

The 36-year-old has nine wins, 35 podiums, 11 pole positions and 14 fastest laps in a career which started in 2002 at the pinnacle of motorsport.

In 12 years of Grand Prix racing, he has driven for Minardi (2002), Jaguar (2003-04), Williams (2005-06), Red Bull (2007-till present). Webber's best seasons came in 2010 and 2011 when finished third in the drivers' championship.

Penalty sends Webber to back of grid

Mark-WebberShanghai, April 13 : Red Bull's Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will start Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit from the back of the grid after the stewards found that he did not have enough fuel in his car for the mandatory one-litre post-qualifying sample.

The Australian had initially qualified in 14th after being told over the radio by his team to park his car midway through Q2. Red Bull later confirmed that the stoppage was caused by a fuel bowser problem that led to 3 kg of fuel not being delivered to Webber's RB9.

Webber, Vettel will get equal treatment in 2013: Red Bull boss

Christian-Horner.Sydney, Feb 6 : Red Bull racing boss Christian Horner has said three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will not receive preferential treatment ahead of Mark Webber this year.

Webber has openly wondered about his preferential treatment as far back as 2010, but Horner said until one driver began to show a clear winning trend compared to the other, the 36-year-old Australian would be given the same options as Vettel, reports the Herald Sun.

Horner said Mark has been with team seven years, and he knows he''ll get equal treatment, that''s why he''s chosen to stay with Red Bull.

Mark Webber explains why he distanced himself from Lance Armstrong

Lance-Armstrong-Mark-WebberSydney, Jan 30 : Red Bull ace driver Mark Webber has for the first time spoken about his friendship with banned cyclist Lance Armstrong and why they are no longer friends.

Webber said he spent time at Armstrong’s Texas ranch in 2004 and caught up with him until 2008 when their friendship ended.

In his column for the BBC, Webber said that their friendship ended in 2008 when Armstrong let his partner Ann and him down after they had organized passes for him for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Webber fastest in first free practice for Brazilian GP

Webber fastest in first free practice for Brazilian GPSao Paulo  - Mark Webber in a Red Bull was fastest in the first free practice session Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Australian registered a time of 1 minute 12.463 seconds for the 4.309-kilometre circuit at Interlagos, 0.411 seconds faster than Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello.

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was third fastest with championship leader Jenson Button seventh in the second Brawn.

Webber to stay with Red Bull in 2010

Webber to stay with Red Bull in 2010 Budapest - Mark Webber is to remain with Red Bull for the 2010 season, the Formula One confirmed Thursday.

The 32-year-old Australian currently lies third in the drivers' standings behind Jenson Button of Brawn GP and teammate Sebastian Vettel, and registered the first F1 victory of his career earlier this month when he won the German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring.

Im extremely happy that Red Bull and I have been able to agree to race together again next year," said Webber, who joined the Austrian team in 2007.

Webber ready to challenge Vettel and Button after maiden win

Mark WebberHamburg  - Mark Webber on Tuesday expressed his delight to have crossed a great divide with his first Grand Prix win and now hopes to fight for the Formula One world title with team-mate Sebastian Vettel and current leader Jenson Button.

The Australian Webber got his first career win on Sunday in Germany in a one-two for the Red Bull team ahead of Vettel, who had won twice earlier in the season.

The two drew closer to Brawn GP man Button, who finished fifth in that race. Button leads the standings with 68 points into the final eight of 17 season races, Vettel has 47 points and Webber 45.5.

Webber claims first career pole at German GP

Mark WebberNuerburg, Germany - Mark Webber claimed his first career pole position on Saturday, in a rain-marred qualifying session for the German Formula One Grand Prix.

The Australian driver for the Red Bull team held off the Brawn GP duo of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button as well as his teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber clocked 1 minute 32.230 seconds for the 5.148 kilometres lap on the Nuerburgring as all teams gambled with their tyre choices. Barrichello had 1:32.357, Button 1:32.473 and Vettel 1:32.480 minutes.

Webber driving again after leg fracture

Webber driving again after leg fractureJerez de la Frontera, Spain  - Mark Webber returned into the Red Bull Formula One car for tests on Wednesday having recovered from a broken leg sustained less than three months ago.

"I am very relieved," said Webber after a morning session of 48 laps in Jerez de la Frontera.

The Australian Webber broke his right leg on November 22, 2008, when he collided with a car while riding a bike at his own charity event in Tasmania.

Webber said he was ahead of schedule in the healing process but still required light painkillers.

Australian racing driver Mark Webber breaks leg in bike crash

Australian racing driver Mark Webber breaks leg in bike crash Sydney - Formula One driver Mark Webber collided with a car Saturday and broke his leg while riding a bicycle in a multi-sport charity event he sponsors in Australia.

The Red Bull driver was airlifted to Royal Hobart Hospital by helicopter from Fortescue Bay in Tasmania after the head-on collision.

Event spokeswoman Nancy Cook told national broadcaster ABC that The Mark Webber Pure Tasmania challenge is a 250-kilometre multi-sport event across Tasmania in which competitors cycle, kayak and trek a daily course to raise funds for charity.

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