Mark Webber is one of only a few drivers to speak his mind and does so most boldly.
In the words of Lewis Hamilton: “What I like about Mark is he says a lot of things that are true and he’s very blunt and he says it regardless.”
As Webber’s career enters its final weekend, here’s ten of the best gems uttered by the Australian.
I love driving at Monaco but the rest of it, well, I can absolutely take it or leave it. It’s extremely pretentious and really not my cup of tea.
– Webber, reflecting on his 2012 win at Monaco,
has a bit to say about the Monaco lifestyle, too.
I wasn’t happy with that because you should never give up in F1, so I continued to push.
– Webber defies Red Bull orders to back off
attacking team-mate Sebastian Vettel in
the closing laps of Silverstone 2011.
Don’t think so, mate. Britney’s in the wall
– With both cars damaged, Williams orders Webber’s
blonde-haired team-mate Nico Rosberg to pit
before the Australian. Webber informs the team
of the situation of the man he has nicknamed
It was the first-lap nutcase again – Grosjean
– Webber’s opening-lap crash with French rookie Roman Grosjean
at Suzuka has the Australian fuming. (October 2012)
Webber later praised the Frenchman for his improved driving
after coming second to Grosjean at Austin 2013
Not bad for a number two driver.
– Webber’s remarks following his win at Silverstone 2010.
After a crash in Saturday practice for the 2010 British
Grand Prix, Vettel’s car is fixed with a new nose cone
coming from Webber’s car. Driving an inferior car,
Webber passes his team-mate at turn one
and leads until the chequered flag.
Well, it’s kids, isn’t it? Kids with not enough experience, doing a good job, then they fuck it all up.
– Under safety car conditions at Fuji 2007,
third-placed Vettel (then-driving for
Toro Rosso) takes out second-placed Webber .
My dad always says you shouldn’t hit boys, mate.
– Asked if he felt like punching Vettel after the German
disobeyed team orders at Malaysia 2013, Webber doesn’t want to
disobey his father. But Alan Webber mustn’t have
said anything to forbid showing team-mates the bird.
I’m not going to sit here blowing smoke up the opposition’s arse.
– Webber, speaking to the UK’s Independent, refuses to
rank newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton
alongside the greats of F1. (March 2008)
If he really thinks that, then he’s a loser.
– Webber responds to former Jaguar team-mate
Antonio Pizzonia’s claims he and Webber had unequal cars.
YEE HAH! You fucking beauty. Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. YESSSSS!
– In his 132nd Grand Prix, Webber’s dream
comes true after he crosses the line first.