Mark Webber says goodbye to Formula 1

Mark Webber - Red Bull F1 Racing - © Gerlach Delissen Photography

Mark Webber – Red Bull F1 Racing – © Gerlach Delissen Photography

After a dozen seasons, 215 grand prix starts, nine wins, 33 other podium finishes, 13 pole positions and over 1000 championship points, Mark Webber puts an end to his Formula 1 career.

Mark made his F1 debut with Minardi in 2002 and celebrated his first succes at his home grand prix in Melbourne, by finishing in fifth position. A result nobody expected from a Minardi. After his debut year at Minardi, Mark competed for Jaguar (2003, 2004), the Williams F1 team (2005, 2006) and had a seat at the Red Bull F1 team since 2007.

Mark stops his career while still being one of the most competitive and sportsman like drivers in F1.

The new challenge for Mark will be competing for the Porsche LMP1 factory team, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. Mark has a scary history at Le Mans because of his 2 big crashes with the  Mercedes  CLR-GT1 back in 1999.

As F1 will sure miss Mark, the FIA World Endurance Championship can welcome this great driver!

See you at La Sarthe, Mark!

 

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