Tag Archive: MARK WEBBER

Jul 24

School’s out for summer

Mark Webber news update

Mark Webber - ActionCutting down from 20 to eight races in a season sounds like gaining a lot of downtime – and it would, if you weren’t a competitive, driven, outdoor loving Aussie who can’t quite sit still. Mark has a thirteen-week gap until the next race in Austin in September and he talks about the racing break, Wimbledon, the Football World Cup, mountain biking and why you should be careful of Kodak moments.

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Jun 25

Horner backs embattled Vettel to ‘come back’

“Red Bull is treating him like they treated Mark Webber”. – Jacques Villeneuve

IMG_7219 Christian Horner has backed Sebastian Vettel, amid suggestions the four time world champion could be losing the support of the Red Bull team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Kvyat hopes ‘growth spurt’ now over

Daniil Kvyat has his fingers crossed his growth spurt is over

2014-06-08_0593 A cursory look at the Russian’s formative career, including his GP3 title last year, shows that the then lanky teenager was 175cm tall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1′s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

“It’s been a long time between drinks, but it’s good to be back at Le Mans” – Mark Webber

For the first time in 15 years I went down Mulsanne last weekend.

Mark Webber logo Coming over the crest of the hump I thought of the very different experience I had there in 1999 but it actually, and thankfully, felt like another lifetime. So much has changed in my world since then and I’ve been through plenty of trials and tribulations which perhaps helps to put things into perspective and leaves you more chilled that these things can happen. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Webber-like luck ‘can’t go on’ – Vettel

After four consecutive world championships, Sebastian Vettel’s fall from grace has been swift in 2014.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (3) Although a chassis change after China appeared to have worked for the German, Vettel’s troubles returned with a vengeance in Monaco, where poor reliability spoiled not only his qualifying, but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Ricciardo to stay at Red Bull in 2015

Daniel Ricciardo’s seat at Red Bull is secure beyond 2014, team boss Christian Horner has confirmed.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo (3) Australian Ricciardo graduated this year from the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso to replace his retiring countryman Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Horner tips Ricciardo to get even stronger

Red Bull has been surprised by the performance so far of team newcomer Daniel Ricciardo.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo The reigning world champion team signed the Australian for 2014 to replace the Le Mans-bound Mark Webber, and so far Ricciardo has outshone the struggling quadruple title winner Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Pressure on Vergne as Tost hails ‘champion’ Kvyat

Toro Rosso is singling out teenage Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat as a future world champion.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) “Yes,” boss Franz Tost confirmed, “because he’s shown that already by winning the younger classes — and especially the way he was winning.  He has it in his DNA to win races and championships.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders

Hakkinen blasts Vettel for ignoring orders

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo - Sebastian Vettel Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix

Newey with Webber at Silverstone, not in China

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Speed Week reports that Red Bull’s technical boss will not be on the Shanghai pitwall on Sunday because he is actually trackside at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

World champion Sebastian Vettel on Saturday admitted he needs to up his game

Vettel admits ‘struggling’ to beat Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo -  Sebastian Vettel - photo Getty Images The German has won the last four drivers’ titles on the trot, but all of them were alongside Mark Webber, who retired at the end of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Red Bull ‘surprised’ by Ricciardo pace

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (3)The Australian had driven at backmarker HRT and Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, but this year he stepped up to the big league to replace his retired countryman Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Ricciardo better than Webber ‘not fair’ – Vettel

“It would be unfair to say that after three races”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (1) Sebastian Vettel insists it is too early to say his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo is better than Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Webber tips Red Bull to win Monaco

Mark Webber has tipped Red Bull to win next month’s Monaco grand prix.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (3) The Australian, who retired from formula one in 2013 after a seven-year stint with the reigning world champions, acknowledged that for now, dominant Mercedes will continue to lead the way at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Marko relieved to have ‘fair’ Australian at Red Bull

“I am pleased with my performance so far” – Ricciardo

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hailed the start of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull tenure by slamming his predecessor, Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

New rule has slowed F1 pitstops – report

A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen pit stop 01 Last year in Malaysia, Mark Webber entered the pitlane, had all four wheels changed and reached the pit exit in the space of 20 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Frentzen has fix for ‘processional’ F1

“I would give them ten more litres in the tank, and I’d drill a hole in the exhaust”

Heinz-Harald Frentzen A bit more fuel and a drill — that is how former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen would spice up the 2014 spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Rosberg admits team orders ‘inevitable’

“But we’ve discussed it and we know where we stand”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 02 A year ago, the Malaysian grand prix sparked the infamous ‘Multi 21′ team orders scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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