F1: 5 Best Races of Mark Webber from his career

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Mark Webber celebrating at the Monaco Grand Prix

Mark Webber is a former Formula One Racer, who made his debut in 2002 at the Australian Grand Prix. The Australian started his illustrious career at Minardi (2002) and finished at Red Bull (2007-2013).

He also raced for Jaguar (2003-2004) and Williams (2005-2006) during his Formula One stint. His path to success was not an easy one.

Webber finished his Formula One career with nine Wins, 42 podium finishes, 13 Pole positions and 19 fastest laps from 215 races.

The gritty Australian was a popular character, in the paddock and the grandstands. Even though Webber never won a championship during his career, his continuous podium wins helped Red Bull win four Constructor's Championship.

He will be turning 42 this Monday, August 27, 2018. Let us take a look at his five best races till date in Formula One.


#5 2012 British Grand Prix

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Webber was closing on Alonso and managed to overtake the Spaniard due to the Australian's superior tire grip and won the British Grand Prix

Webber had a great qualifying session where he managed to start second on the grid behind the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.

It was a rainy qualifying session, but Webber held his nerve and made sure that he was second on the grid. Alonso lead the race from the start till Lap 50. On the 50th lap of the race, Webber was closing on Alonso and managed to overtake the Spaniard due to the Australian's superior tire grip and won the British Grand Prix.

Webber waited patiently throughout the race for an opportunity to go ahead of Alonso and did it expertly when he got one. This was Webber's second win at the British Grand Prix.

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#4 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

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Schumacher was awarded a five-place grid penalty from his previous race, promoting Webber to the pole position

Monaco Grand Prix was an eventful race as always. Webber managed to qualify second on the grid behind Michael Schumacher.

However, Schumacher was awarded a five-place grid penalty from his previous race, promoting Webber to the pole position.

The race started with an incident in the middle of the pack, where a few cars had to withdraw from the race. A Safety Car was deployed to clear the debris off the track. Webber managed to hold off Alonso, Nico Rosberg, and Sebastian Vettel at bay for his second career victory at the Monte-Carlo circuit.

It was an unpredictable race and rain was expected in the latter half. It did rain a bit towards the end of the race but, did not affect the result in any way.

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#3 2010 Spanish Grand Prix

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Mark Webber cruising to victory in Spain

Webber had a perfect weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya. He snatched a pole position from his partner, Vettel to start first on the grid.

It was a Red Bull 1-2 in Spain on the front grid. Alonso qualified fourth in his home race. Webber had a phenomenal race leading the race from pole position to the chequered flag and managed to win his first race of the 2010 season.

The home fans were also happy as Alonso finished second, ahead of Vettel, who came third and managed a podium finish. We witnessed Webber dominating from start to finish.

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#2 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

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Mark Webber on the podium at the Chinese Grand Prix

Webber had a qualifying session to forget. He could only manage to qualify in 18th position, due to some electrical problems during the practice session.

His partner Sebastian Vettel was in the pole position. Webber had an ordinary start to the race where he managed to overtake only one car ahead of him on the first few laps.

However, Webber gained some places slowly and steadily after his pit-stops. Webber managed to overtake Michael Schumacher to gain an important seventh place mid-race and continued to push hard.

Webber went past Alonso and Felipe Massa next. With less than 10 laps remaining, Webber went past Nico Rosberg to gain the fourth position.

The race ended in a dramatic fashion when Webber beat Jenson Button for the final podium place on the final lap.

Lewis Hamilton won the race, followed by Vettel, and Webber. Nobody expected Webber on the podium after a disastrous qualifying session, but Webber gave everything he had and finished third.

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#1 2009 German Grand Prix

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Mark Webber after his maiden victory at Nurburgring, Germany

Webber was on pole position during the qualifying session at Nurburgring, Germany. At the start of the race, Webber and Rubens Barrichello were side by side coming to the first corner as he clashed wheels with the Brazilian.

Webber was punished with a drive-through penalty reducing his chances of winning. Despite the drive-through penalty, Webber managed to win the race. It was a special moment for Webber as it was his maiden victory in Formula One. It was his 130th race, and he had to wait for seven years to win his first Grand Prix.

Webber had a memorable Formula One career even though he never managed to win the Championship. Webber is currently a pundit on Channel 4 in the UK.

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