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Race Starts215
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Victories9
Poles13
Podiums42
Points1047.5
Fastest Laps19
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Biography

Mark Webber Biography

Mark Webber Minardi PS02

Mark Webber finished 5th in his first F1 GP in Australia with the Minardi PS02

The term ‘grit and determination’ is a fine way of describing former racer Mark Webber. The Australian battled hard throughout his career to get to the top of the sport and fighting for world championships. He drove for teams at the front, middle and back of the grid in a complete career.

Eventually the lack of success he was getting at Red Bull saw Webber retire at the end of 2013. He was one of the most popular drivers on the grid and will be badly missed. His career shows that even if you’re not hand-picked for the top, you can still make it.

Webber initially signed for minnows Minardi in 2002, the slowest car on the grid. Despite this he scored points in his very first race, his home grand prix in Australia. Webber benefited from other drivers problems and finished 5th in a remarkable performance. The rest of his debut season was spent struggling towards the back, but Webber equipped himself well enough to earn a move to Jaguar in 2003.

The Australian showed the world how good he was by qualifying third in the season’s third race in Brazil and went on to score points in five out of six races in Europe. The Australian went on to have an impressive year and won Autosport’s ‘Driver of the Year’ award, beating Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya. This award was justified by the remarkable statistic that showed that Webber has yet to be out qualified by his team mate at any grand prix in his two years.

Mark Webber racing at Monza with his Jaguar R4 (2003)

Mark Webber racing at Monza with his Jaguar R4 (2003)

Jaguar failed to progress in 2004 and reliability proved to be the team’s biggest problem as Webber retired eight times. A disappointing seven points were collected that season, and Webber decoded enough was enough. In 2005 he joined Williams. The faster car helped Webber score more consistent points, and his first podium materialised with a third placed finish in Monaco. His best haul of 36 points and a tenth placed finish in the drivers’ standings capped an impressive year.

An unwelcomed pattern was emerging for Webber as after every good season came a bad one. 2006 saw arguably the worst Williams car in a decade as Webber and rookie team mate Nico Rosberg scored just 11 points between them. Mid-way through the season a deal was struck for Webber to join Red Bull, a new team languishing in mid-table. The potential to work alongside design genius Adrian Newey was the driving force behind Webber’s decision.

Initially it hadn't looked like Webber had progressed much further up the grid, as he had an up and down season.  A second career podium in the wet European Grands Prix at the Nurburgring was cancelled out by his crash in Japan where he was fighting for a maiden win. While running second in the torrential conditions behind Lewis Hamilton’s struggling McLaren the safety car came out. Hamilton braked severely while following the car and Sebastian Vettel, running third, didn't anticipate the change of speed and collided with Webber’s rear taking them both out of the race.

2008 was another mediocre season with Webber finishing with 21 points, but with the dramatic rule changes arriving in 2009, Red Bull fancied their chances at producing a title winning car. Webber was joined by Vettel, and immediately the car was a hit as Vettel won the Chinese Grand Prix in the season’s third race. Webber followed his team mate home in second and secured his best ever finish.

Webber's first Red Bull Nurburgring 2007

Webber's first Red Bull Nurburgring 2007

Consistently, Webber scored high points behind the dominant Jenson Button in the Brawn car. Red Bull improved their car as the season progressed and in Germany Webber set his first pole position. An eventful race, which saw him recover from a drive through penalty, saw the 32 year-old record his first Formula One win. A string of podiums saw him sit second in the championship, but then a poor patch saw him eventually finish 4th. A second race win in Brazil followed at the end of the season. More of the same was to follow.

Red Bull entered 2010 as favourites for the title; however Sebastian Vettel was hotly tipped to lead their charge over Webber. The Aussie’s renowned grit and determination saw him out race Vettel for much of the season as he showed his true class. Five pole positions and four race wins in Spain, Monaco, Britain and Hungary, with the first two being a memorable back to back triumph, saw Webber lead the championship at the half way stage. However the wins dried up and he subsequently fell away to finish third, just 14 points behind champion Vettel.

Mark Webber & Fernando AlonsoCritics believe this was his finest year as Vettel strolled to the championship in 2011 as Webber failed to get anywhere near him. Just one win, in Brazil, in comparison to Vettel’s 11 told the whole story. In 2012 again the Australian looked to be in with a shout after a positive first half of the season, which saw wins in Monaco and Britain. But a familiar story of poor form and bad luck saw any realistic challenge disappear.

As time went on it became clear that Vettel had a unique understanding of the rules and that Webber couldn't quite adjust. His preference for the older rules which were in place when he first entered the sport was well-known. In 2013 he looked disillusioned. Vettel and Red Bull were the class of the field again. The margins between the team-mates were small but the German always had the upper-hand. Webber failed to win a race. Vettel won 13 and a fourth straight championship.

The decision to retire wasn't surprising. Webber clearly struggled in the last 18 months and the incident in Malaysia in 2013, when he was overtaken by Vettel in a battle for the win, when the team said he wouldn't, clearly had an effect. He bowed out with nine wins and 13 poles. Not bad for a guy who started at Minardi.

Championship Results

Mark Webber F1 Championship Results

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2013 Austria Red Bull Renault19053821050510.47199
2012 Austria Red Bull Renault2021142108018.95179
2011 Austria Red Bull Renault191271031084713.58258
2010 Austria Red Bull Renault194421051043312.74242
2009 Austria Red Bull Renault172428191634.0969.5
2008 Austria Red Bull Renault180000099801.1721
2007 Austria Red Bull Renault170011074900.5910
2006 United Kingdom Williams Cosworth180000067100.397
2005 United Kingdom Williams BMW180011094702.0036
2004 United Kingdom Jaguar Cosworth180000078700.397
2003 United Kingdom Jaguar Cosworth160000082201.0617
2002 Italy Minardi Asiatech160000078100.132

Race Results

Mark Webber F1 GP Race Results

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
21720132013 Brazilian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4218
21620132013 United States F1 GP result2Red BullRenault2315
21520132013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result2Red BullRenault1218
21420132013 Indian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4RetAlternator0
21320132013 Japanese F1 GP result2Red BullRenault1218
21220132013 Korean F1 GP result2Red BullRenault13RetCollision / Fire0
21120132013 Singapore F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4150
21020132013 Italian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault2315
20920132013 Belgian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault3510
20820132013 Hungarian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault10412
20720132013 German F1 GP result2Red BullRenault376
20620132013 British F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4218
20520132013 Canadian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault5412
20420132013 Monaco F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4315
20320132013 Spanish F1 GP result2Red BullRenault7510
20220132013 Bahrain F1 GP result2Red BullRenault776
20120132013 Chinese F1 GP result2Red BullRenault22RetWheel nut0
20020132013 Australian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault268
19920132013 Malaysian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault5218
19820122012 Brazilian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3412
19720122012 United States Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3Retalternator0
19620122012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2RetCollision0
19520122012 Indian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
19420122012 Korean Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1218
19320122012 Japanese Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault292
19220122012 Singapore Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault7110
19120122012 Italian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault11RetRetired0
19020122012 Belgian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1268
18920122012 Hungarian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1184
18820122012 German Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault884
18720122012 British Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2125
18620122012 European Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault19412
18520122012 Canadian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault476
18420122012 Monaco Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1125
18320122012 Spanish Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault11110
18220122012 Bahrain Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3412
18120122012 Chinese Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault6412
18020122012 Malaysian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4412
17920122012 Australian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault5412
17820112011 Brazilian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2125
17720112011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4412
17620112011 Indian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2412
17520112011 Korean Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4315
17420112011 Japanese Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault6412
17320112011 Singapore Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
17220112011 Italian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault5RetAccident0
17120112011 Belgian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3218
17020112011 Hungarian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault6510
16920112011 German Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1315
16820112011 British Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1315
16720112011 European Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
16620112011 Canadian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4315
16520112011 Monaco Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3412
16420112011 Spanish Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1412
16320112011 Turkish Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2218
16220112011 Chinese Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault18315
16120112011 Malaysian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3412
16020112011 Australian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3510
15920102010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault584
15820102010 Brazilian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault3218
15720102010 Korean Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2RetAccident0
15620102010 Japanese Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2218
15520102010 Singapore Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault5315
15420102010 Italian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault468
15320102010 Belgian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1218
15220102010 Hungarian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2125
15120102010 German Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault468
15020102010 British Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2125
14920102010 European Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2RetCollision0
14820102010 Canadian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault7510
14720102010 Turkish Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1315
14620102010 Monaco Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1125
14520102010 Spanish Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1125
14420102010 Chinese Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault284
14320102010 Malaysian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1218
14220102010 Australian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault292
14120102010 Bahrain Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault684
14020092009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
13920092009 Brazilian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault2110
13820092009 Japanese Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault19170
13720092009 Singapore Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault4RetBrakes0
13620092009 Italian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault10RetCollision0
13520092009 Belgian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault990
13420092009 European Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault990
13320092009 Hungarian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault336
13220092009 German Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault1110
13120092009 British Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
13020092009 Turkish Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault428
12920092009 Monaco Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault854
12820092009 Spanish Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault536
12720092009 Bahrain Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault18110
12620092009 Chinese Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
12520092009 Malaysian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault561.5
12420092009 Australian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault8120
12320082008 Brazilian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault1290
12220082008 Chinese Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault16140
12120082008 Japanese Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault1381
12020082008 Singapore Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault13RetTransmission0
11920082008 Italian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault381
11820082008 Belgian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault781
11720082008 European Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault14120
11620082008 Hungarian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault890
11520082008 German Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault8RetEngine0
11420082008 British Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault2100
11320082008 French Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault663
11220082008 Canadian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault10120
11120082008 Monaco Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault945
11020082008 Turkish Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault672
10920082008 Spanish Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault754
10820082008 Bahrain Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault1172
10720082008 Malaysian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault672
10620082008 Australian Grand Prix result10Red BullRenault14RetCollision0
10520072007 Brazilian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault5RetGearbox0
10420072007 Chinese Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault7100
10320072007 Japanese Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault7RetCollision0
10220072007 Belgian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault772
10120072007 Italian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault1190
10020072007 Turkish Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault12RetHydraulics0
9920072007 Hungarian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault990
9820072007 European Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault636
9720072007 British Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault11RetHydraulics0
9620072007 French Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault14120
9520072007 United States Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault972
9420072007 Canadian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault690
9320072007 Monaco Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault6RetGearbox0
9220072007 Spanish Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault19RetHydraulics0
9120072007 Bahrain Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault8RetGearbox0
9020072007 Malaysian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault10100
8920072007 Australian Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault7130
8820062006 Brazilian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth11RetCollision0
8720062006 Japanese Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth14RetAccident0
8620062006 Chinese Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth1481
8520062006 Italian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth19100
8420062006 Turkish Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth9100
8320062006 Hungarian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth5RetAccident0
8220062006 German Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth11RetWater Leak0
8120062006 French Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth10RetWheel rim0
8020062006 United States Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth12RetAccident0
7920062006 Canadian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth16120
7820062006 British Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth17RetAccident0
7720062006 Monaco Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth2RetExhaust0
7620062006 Spanish Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth1190
7520062006 European Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth19RetHydraulics0
7420062006 San Marino Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth1063
7320062006 Australian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth7RetTransmission0
7220062006 Malaysian Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth4RetHydraulics0
7120062006 Bahrain Grand Prix result9WilliamsCosworth763
7020052005 Chinese Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW1072
6920052005 Japanese Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW745
6820052005 Brazilian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW12NC0
6720052005 Belgian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW945
6620052005 Italian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW14140
6520052005 Turkish Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW7RetTyre0
6420052005 Hungarian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW1672
6320052005 German Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW6NC0
6220052005 British Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW11110
6120052005 French Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW12120
6020052005 United States Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW9DNSWithdrew0
5920052005 Canadian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW1454
5820052005 European Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW3RetAccident0
5720052005 Monaco Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW336
5620052005 Spanish Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW263
5520052005 San Marino Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW472
5420052005 Bahrain Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW563
5320052005 Malaysian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW4RetCollision0
5220052005 Australian Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW354
5120042004 Brazilian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth11RetCollision0
5020042004 Japanese Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth3RetOverheating0
4920042004 Chinese Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth11100
4820042004 Italian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1290
4720042004 Belgian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth7RetCollision0
4620042004 Hungarian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth11100
4520042004 German Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1163
4420042004 British Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth981
4320042004 French Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1290
4220042004 United States Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth10RetEngine0
4120042004 Canadian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth14RetSuspension0
4020042004 European Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1472
3920042004 Monaco Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth11RetGearbox0
3820042004 Spanish Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth9120
3720042004 San Marino Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth8130
3620042004 Bahrain Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1481
3520042004 Malaysian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth2RetSpin0
3420042004 Australian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth6RetTransmission0
3320032003 Japanese Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth6110
3220032003 United States Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth14RetAccident0
3120032003 Italian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1172
3020032003 Hungarian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth363
2920032003 German Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1111Accident0
2820032003 British Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth11140
2720032003 French Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth963
2620032003 European Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1163
2520032003 Canadian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth672
2420032003 Monaco Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth9RetHydraulics0
2320032003 Austrian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1772
2220032003 Spanish Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth1272
2120032003 San Marino Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth5RetDriveshaft0
2020032003 Brazilian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth39Accident0
1920032003 Malaysian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth16RetEngine0
1820032003 Australian Grand Prix result14JaguarCosworth14RetSuspension0
1720022002 Japanese Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech19100
1620022002 United States Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech18RetSteering0
1520022002 Italian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech19RetEngine0
1420022002 Belgian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech19RetGearbox0
1320022002 Hungarian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech19160
1220022002 German Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech21RetHydraulics0
1120022002 French Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech1880
1020022002 British Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech20RetClutch0
920022002 European Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech20150
820022002 Canadian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech21110
720022002 Monaco Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech20110
620022002 Austrian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech21120
520022002 Spanish Grand Prix result22MinardiAsiatech20DNSSafety0
420022002 San Marino Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech19110
320022002 Brazilian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech20110
220022002 Malaysian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech21RetElectrical0
120022002 Australian Grand Prix result23MinardiAsiatech1852

Podium Finishes

Mark Webber F1 Podium Finishes

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
4220132013 Brazilian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4218
4120132013 United States F1 GP result2Red BullRenault2315
4020132013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result2Red BullRenault1218
3920132013 Japanese F1 GP result2Red BullRenault1218
3820132013 Italian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault2315
3720132013 British F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4218
3620132013 Monaco F1 GP result2Red BullRenault4315
3520132013 Malaysian F1 GP result2Red BullRenault5218
3420122012 Indian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
3320122012 Korean Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1218
3220122012 British Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2125
3120122012 Monaco Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1125
3020112011 Brazilian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2125
2920112011 Korean Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4315
2820112011 Singapore Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
2720112011 Belgian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault3218
2620112011 German Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1315
2520112011 British Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault1315
2420112011 European Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2315
2320112011 Canadian Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault4315
2220112011 Turkish Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault2218
2120112011 Chinese Grand Prix result2Red BullRenault18315
2020102010 Brazilian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault3218
1920102010 Japanese Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2218
1820102010 Singapore Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault5315
1720102010 Belgian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1218
1620102010 Hungarian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2125
1520102010 British Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault2125
1420102010 Turkish Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1315
1320102010 Monaco Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1125
1220102010 Spanish Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1125
1120102010 Malaysian Grand Prix result6Red BullRenault1218
1020092009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
920092009 Brazilian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault2110
820092009 Hungarian Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault336
720092009 German Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault1110
620092009 British Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
520092009 Turkish Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault428
420092009 Spanish Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault536
320092009 Chinese Grand Prix result14Red BullRenault328
220072007 European Grand Prix result15Red BullRenault636
120052005 Monaco Grand Prix result7WilliamsBMW336

Teammate Comparison

Mark Webber Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2002MinardiAlex Yoong57200000122150
Anthony Davidson16170000001120
2003JaguarAntônio Pizzonia6912000008383
Justin Wilson685100004150
2004JaguarChristian Klien66730000126153
2005WilliamsAntônio Pizzonia4712200004150
Nick Heidfeld32242800016795
2006WilliamsNico Rosberg67740000117135
2007Red BullDavid Coulthard3410140000107152
2008Red BullDavid Coulthard432180000135153
2009Red BullSebastian Vettel1169.584241498314
2010Red BullSebastian Vettel1124225645510712613
2011Red BullSebastian Vettel11258392111315316316
2012Red BullSebastian Vettel111792812526713812
2013Red BullSebastian Vettel2119939701329118217


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