Tag Archive: MARK WEBBER

Jul 31

WEC: Drivers keeping super fit ready for Mexico

Like many top drivers he puts in hundreds of kilometres on a bike to keep fit, but 100 miles…?

There may be a break away from FIA WEC race action for a few weeks, but many of our drivers are keeping busy – race fit and physically fit so they’ll be ready for the 6 Hours of Mexico on 3rd September. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

WEC: Porsche repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

2016-07-24-Sunday-0151The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) repeated their last year’s win at the six-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE).

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Jul 23

WEC: Webber heads times again

6 Hours of Nurburgring headlines from FP3

 

2016-07-22-Friday-0080 No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber leads times with fastest lap of 1m41.002s in wet but drying conditions

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Jul 19

Mark Webber’s memories Nürburgring

A happy hunting ground in the past, Mark shares his best memories of the Nürburgring

24 Hours of Le Mans - Mark Webber’s memories When I was doing Formula Ford in Australia I remember watching one particular race on TV. It was the 1995 European F1 GP at the Nürburgring where Michael Schumacher won on the last few laps against Jean Alesi. Jean was driving for Ferrari and Michael was in the Benetton and he passed him on the outside of the last chicane on the second to last lap in wet conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Horner: Mercedes should keep drivers competing

“It is enormously difficult because no matter how much those guys says they are team players they are contractors and racing for themselves”
2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner says despite the ‘enormously difficult’ situation for Mercedes management after the latest clash between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the Red Bull boss feels Toto Wolff can afford to allow them to keep battling. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory (updated²)

Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win

2016-06-19-0411 From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche in second position and with problems

After 10 hours

2016-06-19-0236After midnight in Le Mans the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) was running in second position at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche leads in Le Mans in the early evening hours

The 24 Hours of Le Mans finally underway!

2016-06-18-Warm up-0049 After a very wet start and lots of close battles, four hours into the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids are running in first (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber) and fourth (Dumas/Jani/Lieb) at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The leading Porsche is only 23 seconds ahead of the fastest Toyota.

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Jun 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: 18th pole position for Porsche in Le Mans

The Porsche Team with the innovative 919 Hybrid secured the 18th pole position in total for the brand at the Le Mans 24-Hours

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0222 Due to mostly wet track conditions in both qualifying sessions on Thursday, held from 7 pm to 9 pm and from 10 pm until midnight, there were no improvements in lap times for the top cars compared to the first qualifying session from Wednesday night.

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Jun 14

24 Hours of Le Mans: Mark Webber’s memories

Ahead of the season highlight at Le Mans, Mark shares some of the memories he has of the race

24 Hours of Le Mans - Mark Webber’s memories I think I first heard about Le Mans in the mid 1980s, when the Rothman Porsches were dominating with Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx. As a young boy you remember those famous Le Mans cars probably more than the drivers or the race. I knew that a lot of ex F1 drivers went across throughout the nineties and that Michael Schumacher raced at Le Mans with Mercedes in 1991. I locked onto the race pretty late but before I knew it I was there myself. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

24 Hours of Le Mans: What the drivers said after the Test Day

What the drivers said after the Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2016-06-05Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Team Joest, No.8 Audi R18, LMP1, 1st overall): “We arrived at Le Mans following our win at Spa-Francorchamps. Clocking this time with the new fuel consumption and allocation restrictions that have come into force in 2016 shows what a great job the Audi engineers have done.

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May 27

Ricciardo sets sights on ‘feel good’ Monaco win

“If you could pick your wins on the calendar, Monaco is probably on top of the list”
Daniel Ricciardo knows that there is one race win on the F1 calendar that every driver wants to add to his CV it is Monaco and, after the frustration of missing out in Spain two weeks ago, he is resetting his sights on the Principality.
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May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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May 03

WEC: Mark Webber’s Memories – Spa

Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past

Mark Webber Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Drop the obsession with tyres, says Webber

“We talk too much about tyres in F1”

Drop the obsession with tyres, says Webber Former Formula One racer and reigning World Endurance champion Mark Webber said it’s time for the sport to focus more on the drivers and their skills and less on tyres and engines.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WEC: Family fun and entertainment at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

On track, no fewer than 34 cars will be battling it out for victory

A weekend of sunshine, warm temperatures and action-packed family entertainment is on offer for everyone who travels to the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at the world famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

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Apr 17

WEC: Mark Webber 6 Hours of Silverstone report

Action packed opening round at Silverstone

2016-04-16-0041 After a thrilling six hour race in Silverstone Neel Jani (CH) finished second in the Porsche 919 Hybrid he shares with Romain Dumas (FR) and Marc Lieb (DE). The race win went to Audi at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). All three manufacturers that are involved with class 1 Le Mans Prototypes – Audi, Porsche and Toyota – had trouble in the race.

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Apr 16

WEC: Second row on the grid for the two Porsche 919 Hybrids

On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the front row went to Audi

2016-04-16-0085The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start third and fourth on the grid for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on Sunday.

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