18 Apr 2013

Red Bull celebrate Mark Webber's 200th race with a lovely video

The 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix will be Mark Webber's 200th race.  His first was the 2002 Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne - which was pretty emotional as he dragged the normally recalcitrant Minardi to a spectacular 5th place.

Mark has won 9 races, been on the podium 35 times, achieved 11 pole positions and set 14 fastest laps. He's raced for Minardi, Williams and Red Bull and each team principle he worked for talks affectionately about him in this video.

Even his Red Bull team-mate talks about good times in the team with Mark.  No, not Vettel, he's nowhere to be seen, David Coulthard.

For all the recent intra-team contretemps here's an interesting stat.  Mark Webber worked his way through various formulae before reaching F1.  He was 25 when he made his debut with Minardi.  Vettel came straight into F1 from the F3 Euro series, made his debut in 2007 aged 19 and is now still only 25.