Mark WebberMark Webber - the Australian rider, was born in 1976 on 27 August in Kuinbyan, Australia. Webber began his career with motocross. Mark's passion for motorcycles easy to obyasnyaema because he son of a motorcycle. In adolescence, Webber became interested in karting, and at first he did not take seriously to this task and tried his hand at various sports. It is with great pleasure watching Formula 1 championships, but the idea is to pay great attention to auto racing will come to him only in 1993, it was then that he won the championship of New South Wales. The following year, Mark moved to Formula Ford, and in 1995 he moved to Europe, where he immediately received an offer to participate in the competitions of Formula Ford. After successful performances he was noticed by Ralph firman, which offered a contract to Mark Webber in 1996, however, become the champion he was unable, in spite of this he showed a high level of professionalism of team work. Then Mark was asked by Alan Hawking, and participated in a series of British Formula 3 race. Despite many challenges, including financial Webber won at Brands - Hatch motor racing stage. This victory could not fail to attract the attention of sports managers, and Webber asked the head of department Norbert Haug Mercedes with a proposal to attach it to the German team in racing sports prototypes. Interventions for Mercedes helped Mark Webber to gain invaluable experience, but the race at Le Mans changed everything, because that's when, in 1999, Mark has broken out - due to problems with the aerodynamics of the car. In 2005 an Australian team spent a season at Frank Williams. Unfortunately, Williams summed up the form, but Webber was able to climb the podium in Monaco, taking third place. In 2006, Mark has been obtained the status of the team leader, and at the end of the year a contract was signed Red Bull, Mark Webber thus returned to his home team, which several years ago had the name Jaguar. 2008 was the year of the continuation of Mark in the team Red Bull, ahead of an Australian permanent David Coulthard - team mate, and performance in the British Grand Prix was the extension of the contract with Red Bull. The best season in his career Mark was in 2009, where he Th 6-times on the podium, winning with two victories. Of course, it goes a significant head start in the career of Mark.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes Fernando Alonso is making a mistake by agreeing to speak at the same time in different series.Mark Webber "No, this is a mistake. These are two completely different series that is clearly going to absorb a lot of energy. I think that if you act in Formula 1, you can't afford to be distracted. Formula 1 is so specific that it does not allow to do something else."However, a couple of years ago Nico Hulkenberg proved that it can win Le Mans during a full season of Formula 1.But Webber said "It was in the middle of the team of Formula 1. The pressure is different. In addition, he came in already prepared for the Le Mans team that simplified the task.If he wins at Daytona, that would be awesome. He is a talented pilot, seriously surpassing many in this world. It will be fantastic, but it will give him nothing".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that rookie McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn has a great future ahead.Mark Webber "I predict a good career. He got lucky with Fernando Alonso. Fernando is in charge here, and he's a great role model.The only problem is that this team is not built to be the 14th. They must find a solution very fast because McLaren, as a company, may withdraw from Formula 1, realizing that such results adversely affect their image".
In Monaco to replace Fernando Alonso, who set out to conquer Indianapolis, will be Jenson button. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that the British should not count on success.Mark Webber "It will not be loud story of Jenson in Monaco. He would have problems with the fuel pressure during practice, he gets the 17th place at the start and come down after 12 laps.Jenson is a world champion, he won in Monaco. It will be a history if he can win the race, but. just to achieve points, he must be very lucky.We met with Jenson, he has not made any effort to prepare. He wasn't taking this very seriously. He said that all this was unexpected and does not want to strain in this occasion".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that Fernando Alonso was coming to him for advice, to act for him in IndyCar.Mark Webber "It's a very difficult decision, since every step in this direction leads to huge pressure. Alonso came to me for advice in Bahrain. And I definitely took his side.He admitted that the decision to try something based on a terrible situation at McLaren. He would not have done that if I'd won a race in Formula 1. We all know that. Never Alonso never played for a team with such low results.This season, McLaren just suffered a complete collapse. I wish Alonso a successful performance. But we'll see where he's coming".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Valtteri Bottas is very hungry to win, and showed that last race in Australia.Mark Webber "the Race in Australia showed that Valtteri is very hungry to win. He has on Lewis pressure as should. Bottas not very happy with the result, and it was good.Bottas knows that his team partner is really hard now to fight for victory. To further complicate his life".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his friend Fernando Alonso could leave McLaren in the middle of the season.Mark Webber "Maybe Fernando will not be in the team the whole year. He may not agree to endure this all season. He's frustrated as hell, he just doesn't want to finish seventh or even sixth.It's not like Stoffele, which struggle for hit in the glasses quite a nice achievement. Fernando is not interested in points, he wants to fight for podiums, so mentally he is far, far from what he wants to be.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that his former team foolish to write off after inconclusive tests.Mark Webber "When the platform is empty, the Red Bull never fully laid out on the track. They love this opportunity to work in the pits. This is typical Red Bull, and I can't criticize their work in the winter.Unfortunately, they traveled a very large distance, and it's the only thing we can see over the past two weeks of tests. But we won't know anything until the team gets out on the track in Australia.It is clear that they need to do a phenomenal job at the aerodynamics performance to beat the performance of the engines of Ferrari and Mercedes. But I think Red Bull will be able to compete for pole position and monitor the progress of the race. It is quite possible".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that this year the powerful engine will still make a big difference.Mark Webber "the Car this year will get a lot of downforce and it will be very sensitive to the increase over the past decade.What does it mean What you will need a powerful engine, because of the heavy wide tires and a high level of downforce will have to deal with the increased resistance. If the engine is weak, then all the innovations only slow down the car.The sports side will be developed as the cars finally will become faster, much faster than before. Pilots now will get their money, because on the podium they will stand up wet from hard work, as it was in classical times. This show will be interesting to see".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that this year you can expect a serious fight between max Verstappen and Daniel Riccardo.Mark Webber "It will be a tough fight, as in the end of last year. I think Daniel is still rich in composure, and his experience will be very useful at the start of the championship.It will be a good fight for them and win the one with more composure, and this is, again, a trait Daniel. Max is still learning though and is an incredible talent".
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, finally hung up the helmet on a hook in the end of last year, on the Day Australia was awarded one of the highest national awards.Mark Webber received the title of officer of the Order of Australia for outstanding service to motor sport as an athlete and Ambassador. In addition, he actively assisted in fundraising and patronized a number of medical and youth organizations.
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his compatriot Daniel ricciardo has received a Golden ticket to the chocolate factory after the retirement of Nico Rosberg.Mark Webber "Riccardo is now on the favorite, as this year, if Red Bull will be able to collect fast car, he will fight for the title. Replace Rosberg would be impossible, so in the short term, Mercedes is in big trouble.Nico and Lewis were constantly adjusted to each other, piloted at the limit, constantly spurred one another to greater results. Now it will not. And let Lewis is a brilliant pilot, leaving Rosberg shook the market of pilots".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo is confident that gradually the popularity of Formula 1 in the United States will grow to European level.Daniel ricciardo "the Level is still lower than in Australia and England, but the popularity of the Formula 1 world is growing, it is definitely good growth. After a couple years on the market people really begin to understand these races.You can approach people and they will not call names yet, except for Michael Schumacher, but it was in Australia some time ago, before Mark Webber. Need people always raise the popularity in one country or another".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, now playing in the championship WEC, admitted that he really wants to retire from the sport.Mark Webber "I'm already looking forward to the moment when the race for life. It would be great to come away with a win in Bahrain, but even if that happens, I will remain proud of his achievements. After this race, I take off my helmet and never wear it ever. It would be unusual, but I want to.I understand that this will be the last race for me. So emotions begin to overcome it, and even to see the race will come a great number of my friends. But I've been waiting for this moment".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Max Verstappen deliberately squeezed the cars of rivals over the track and blocked their path.Mark Webber "I analyzed the replays and say that Max was constantly looking in the rear view mirror. He followed Kimi and waited until he makes his move. He first moved to the middle, and when Kimi went to the right, Max went straight in front of him.This daring and dangerous maneuver. It reminded me of what Michael Schumacher did with Mika Hakkinen in 2000 in Spa.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber admitted that only out of respect for Daniel ricciardo did a champagne ritual on the podium.Mark Webber "to be honest, in normal circumstances I would never have done that. One realization that you need to drink champagne out of someone else's Shoe. When I saw Daniel on the podium, I realized that I have.Sweaty champagne I had to taste. It's disgusting. But I respect Riccardo. He was filled with adrenaline, so he played along. Everyone enjoyed it, everyone had fun, but again like I don't want to.
Australian pilot of Red Bull Daniel Ricardo showed the second result in the race Grand Prix of Belgium on the podium and drink the champagne of his compatriot Mark Webber, who celebrated yesterday his birthday.Daniel ricciardo "Thanks to the team for such a quick car, it's just incredible The whole race I could walk at the pace of the Mercedes At the start I damaged my front wing, so the safety car was. The team quickly fixed all my problems with the machine and after the restart, he continued in a normal race. I attacked in full force, and it was fun".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber admitted that he was this season greatly upset the results of the Scuderia, where he played his former teammate Sebastian Vettel.Mark Webber "If you evaluate the first half of the season, I was most upset with the results the Ferrari. I see SEB and Kimi are tripping over themselves to help the team make progress. They protect the team from the attacks of the press, are pulling all the last strength. Yes, and I understand what the pilots, because the team could really be much better now".After the twelve stages of the Ferrari in third place. Ahead of Mercedes and Red Bull.
Fourth place in Hungary allowed Sebastian Vettel to overcome the barrier of 2000 points. Earlier, after winning in Austria, did Lewis Hamilton.In the next couple of years is unlikely anyone else will enter the "Club-2000". If only McLaren-Honda next season will go very well, and Fernando Alonso will start to win races.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20592. Sebastian Vettel - 20063. Fernando Alonso - 18024. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1395,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12887. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 47517. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 382 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that he does not know who will be the champion this year.Mark Webber "I think Lewis has a chance to take another title, but Rosberg also wants to win, perhaps even more than a partner. Nico knows that to win the championship, he is obliged to carry out every race clean and without problems.Lewis is the pilot of the mood. He had little learning, piloting purely on talent. If he's in a good mood, then everything works, if not - then the race goes wrong. The video can play in your favor".
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his countryman Daniel ricciardo is the best driver of the past Monaco Grand Prix.Mark Webber "I call Riccardo the best pilot of the last Grand Prix. He shone throughout the weekend. It is a pity that this is the track where you can't lose ground. Because of the mistakes of the team he was behind Lewis and was not able to overtake him. There's even DRS doesn't help. On any other track he would be able to overtake him without problems.I think that the team had to focus on Daniele, and do not spray it on and Verstappen. It was not worth spending double pit-stop on the same lap. This also was a team error.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Daniil Kvyat decided to move away from Red Bull long before the Russian Grand Prix.Mark Webber "Probably, the decision was prepared long before the Russian Grand Prix. The user suspected that might happen what happened. Now the decision they used. Now Max just has to show the class. He doesn't have much of a choice as to break the records of Red Bull.Kvyat has had over a year of time to prove their worth. Apparently, his actions are not satisfied with the leadership of Red Bull. As a rule, horses in the middle of the crossing do not change, but the Red Bull in its sole against the pilots, so the end of the season then never wait".
The accident Fernando Alonso in Australia was one of the most serious in the career of the Spaniard. However, not the first. We remembered six episodes.Brazil-2003 was held under heavy rain. Three times due to various incidents on the track appeared machine security. For 18 circles to finish before going to the starting line has deployed the Jaguar of Mark Webber and the track was strewn with wreckage. A few pilots have safely traveled to the accident site, but Fernando at full speed crashed into the machine flying away from the Aussie wheel. Renault the Spaniard as the ball dropped first to one side, because in another.The race was stopped, and Alonso even count the third place. But on the podium he was able to ascend not in a state of shock pilot was taken to a local hospital.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes Jenson Button early to leave the championship.Mark Webber "Jenson can spend at least one full season in Formula 1, but his performances were bright, McLaren and Honda have a lot to do to improve the reliability of his car. Meetings still play against this team. Pilots a lot of effort last year into his work, but not seen often even the checkered flag. If the British team wants to retain two future Champions, then she should deal with their problems.The button can already boast of a unique career, and when asked about retirement, my heart aches. This is a fast pilot, still young, he's just very early began to speak. Jenson knows how things work in racing, so to leave him sooner".Jenson button - the oldest pilot in modern Formula 1 in January he was 36 years old. And the most experienced his score is 284 start.
Ex-Formula 1 driver and former team-mate Sebastian Vettel mark Webber believes that four-time world champion still spoil the life of Mercedes.Mark Webber "I would not close its eyes to the possibility of Vettel who is very fast and able to race consistently. If the car will suit him, if SEB will be able to get competitive equipment in their hands, Mercedes fight for victory will be more difficult".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, recently became the champion of the WEC, told, what's the difference between four-time champion Sebastian Vettel from triple champion Lewis Hamilton.Mark Webber "It's a completely different pilots. Lewis is just a fast lap. Vettel, like Schumacher, he's well versed in tactics, knows how to work with the machine, is able to find her face.Hamilton just a very quick lap in any conditions. This is its only advantage, while Vettel can use your head to fight for the win not the fastest car".While Webber believes that Hamilton ably sells his name as an established brand.Mark Webber "We're all different pilots, but Lewis was able from his achievements to make the brand. He achieves popularity in the U.S., and rightly so. Such has passed by David Beckham.Hamilton chose his path, he reconsidered much during the years of his career. He acts as if race is only a part of his life. This is unacceptable for many pilots, but not for him".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that to estimate the speed of Sebastian Vettel now very crudelis Hamilton "to Estimate the speed and the talent of Vettel it is difficult, because it never acted as strong partners. Mark Webber was never particularly fast, and Kimi Raikkonen can't show the speed, which was capable of in his best years.SEB lost to Daniel ricciardo outright, but it may be associated with the transition to new hardware. To appreciate his talent it's hard for me, I don't know how good Vettel".
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber, now playing in the WEC, admitted that very much wants to see his partner Jenson Button.Mark Webber "Jenson has been a great career, and I hope that he will succeed next year. And I am also sure that no one can say about Jenson something bad. He is a very good pilot, world champion.And personally, as a selfish man, I wish he was racing me. I'd like to believe that once the WEC will accept him into their family".
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber is confident that Red Bull and Toro Rosso will remain in the championship and will continue their performances in the season-2016.Mark Webber "Red Bull has one foot already stepped into the abyss, but it seems to me that the fall will not. Next year both teams will continue their performances in Formula 1, but will not be able to fight for victory. However, the coming year will be a change in the season 2017.The problem is not in the engine supplier, but in time, which is constantly moving away from Red Bull".