Tag Archive: MARK WEBBER

Nov 25

WEC Brazilian finale

Interlagos is without a doubt a legendary circuit.

Mark Webber logo It has always been one of my most favourite tracks because of the history with the drivers they’ve had; Senna, Piquet and Fittipaldi did a huge amount for the sport. The Brazilian’s love motorsport and are very passionate about it, it’s got a great atmosphere and there’s always been a bit of drama as well with unpredictable weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Webber not surprised at Vettel switch

Mark Webber has backed his former Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari

Mark Webber- Vettel - photo © JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI The duo shared a famously tense relationship whilst paired together, but Australian Webber has hailed quadruple world champion Vettel’s talent since retiring from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Today’s F1 ‘is not racing’ – Webber

Mark Webber has admitted he is concerned about the road on which F1 has turned

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (1) Ahead of the radically-new turbo V6 era, the Australian veteran called time on his F1 career and switched to the increasingly popular Le Mans with Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Mercedes not preparing ‘Hamilton’ or ‘Rosberg’ title t-shirts

As the Abu Dhabi paddock begins to fill

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 pundits are busily picking their favourite for the 2014 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Mällinen heading to Australia

As Spectrum International Scholarship Winner

Max Mällinen Max Mällinen is Australia-bound, and will finish his break-out rookie year by joining the Borland Racing Developments’ Spectrum Team for the final round of the Australian Formula Ford Series at Phillip Island later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Formula 1 Etiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

19th and final round of the 2014 Championship

Yas Marina logo 6th edition, 6th at the Yas Marina track, in the city-emirate of Abu Dhabi, also the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Rosberg has chance to win 2014 title – Vettel

 Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks it is possible Nico Rosberg will become his title-winning successor this weekend in Abu Dhabi

2014-07-06 - 99301 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel On paper, given his 17-point lead and run of form, Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton is the overwhelming favourite to secure his second career drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Alonso visits Ferrari sports car team in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso has made what might be his last PR appearance for Ferrari in the lead-in to this weekend’s 2014 season finale

IMG_5473 The Spaniard and the Italian team are expected to shortly confirm their contractual split after a five-year partnership, as Alonso heads to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Vettel expects ‘no problems’ with teammate Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Alonso in Dubai, not Woking as wait continues

Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear

2014-06-08_0719 Most insiders are utterly convinced that the Spaniard is heading to McLaren-Honda, amid reports the 33-year-old is even scheduled to visit Woking this week to sign what is expected to be the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Mark Webber’s Bahrain preview

It’s gonna be a warm nights’ work

Mark Webber logo Bahrain hasn’t been a track I had much success on in F1, I have never found out the secrets of that place. I covered off most tracks in my trophy cabinet and it would be nice to add to that this weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai – Race: A bitter race for Ferrari in Shanghai

Third podium finish for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in its first season

FIA WEC - Ferrari - Shanghai It was a bitter weekend for the Ferraris taking part in the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the stage for the sixth round of this year’s World Endurance Championship.

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Nov 01

Porsche 919 Hybrid on pole in Shanghai

Stuttgart. The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Shanghai, China from pole position and third on the grid.

Mark Webber logo After Spa – where round two of the World Championship was held in spring – this is the second pole position for the new and innovative Porsche Le Mans Prototype.

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Oct 27

Next stop: Shanghai

Off the back of our great result in Fuji I am looking forward to getting back into the car in China.

Mark Webber logo I know the track in Shanghai very well from my days in F1 and it’s a great circuit. The course has different winding turns and two long straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Domenicali’s new job to spark Alonso rumours

Stefano Domenicali has accepted an offer to work for the German manufacturer Audi.

Stefano Domenicali  - photo Getty Images Earlier this week, we reported that the former Ferrari team boss could be moving to the Ingolstadt-based marque to replace Le Mans team chief Wolfgang Ullrich. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji – Race

Podium finish and fourth place for the Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team celebrated its second podium finish of the season for the Porsche 919 Hybrid, while the sister car finished fourth in the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan.

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Oct 11

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji – Saturday Qualifying

Porsche 919 Hybrid on front row for the fourth time

Porsche Motorsport logo The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan from second and third on the grid. This means the Porsche Team has managed to get onto the front row for the fourth time in what is only its fifth race with the innovative and complex Le Mans Prototype. Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship will get underway at 11am local time on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Ricciardo trusts Vettel to obey team orders

Red Bull is now ready to rethink its approach to team orders for the last handful of races in 2014.

2014-07-17 - 99007 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo As recently as days ago, the reigning champion team had insisted that Daniel Ricciardo, the highest placed non-Mercedes driver in the championship, would nonetheless not be getting preferential treatment alongside Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Immediate success unlikely for Vettel at Ferrari – Lauda

“For me there is only one question — did he tell Didi Mateschitz beforehand?”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel - Niki Lauda Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari may be good for the Italian team, but not so good in the short term for the reigning world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 21

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Saturday Race

After a long time in the lead the Porsche 919 Hybrids came fourth and fifth in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo After a strong qualifying performance and a long time in the lead in the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids only finished fourth and fifth in the six-hour race on Saturday.

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Sep 20

Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.

2014-07-09 - 99008 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Friday Qualifying

Porsche 919 Hybrid in front row

Porsche Motorsport logo The two Porsche Team 919 Hybrid cars will start from second and third on the grid for tomorrow’s six-hour race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Thursday Practice

Exciting start to the race weekend in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team, with the two innovative Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (USA).

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