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Mark Webber

Formula 1 driver

Mark Webber
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Vital statistics for Mark Webber
NationalityAUS
BirthplaceQueanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Born27 August 1976
Age37
F1 debutAustralian Grand Prix, 2002
Recent fastest laps
2013Brazilian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand Prix

Mark Webber's long experience in F1 (debuting in 2002 with Minardi) did not turn to winning until he joined the Red Bull Racing team. Since then, he has played the second driver role to triple world champion Sebastian Vettel, but keeps himself in contention for titles at the same time.

F1 biography

Mark Webber has been part of the Red Bull team since 2007, six years with the team and three constructors’ championships collected. Although his teammate has dominated the action when it comes to taking driver championships, Webber has certainly played his part when it comes to pushing hard and getting results that shore up the team title hunt as well.

Although there have been tensions in the past, Red Bull have always supported Webber, even through some difficult injuries. Ahead of the 2009 season, Webber was involved in a mountain bike accident as he took part in his Tasmanian-based charity event. He sustained a broken leg but pushed his recovery at every stage so he could return to the car in February testing.

Recent speculation has linked both Webber and Vettel to the Ferrari team, but for very different reasons. We know that Webber would make an excellent number two driver to Fernando Alonso, whilst Vettel would prefer to have the spotlight to himself. For now, Webber remains with the team he has had his greatest successes with, developing the car, pushing on for more victories, and hopefully staying away from mountain bikes.

Learn more about Mark Webber with the Pocket F1 Handbook.