Mark Webber to make his 200th F1 start

From a modest springboard as the son of a motorcycle dealer in remote Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Webber has climbed to the top and, to his own sometimes quiet fury, has the role of team-mate to triple world champion Vettel who, at 25, is 11 years his junior.

updated: April 19, 2013 17:08 IST
  • Total Shares

Manama, Bahrain: Mark Webber is set to start his 200th Formula One race in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix -- a landmark that will confirm the Red Bull driver's place in the sport's Hall of Fame.

As a never-say-die and utterly competitive Australian sportsman, he is the epitome of a man who has done it the hard way, even if few would envy his misfortune in having ruthless world champion Sebastian Vettel as a team-mate.

Webber, however, is made of the stuff that creates fighters, not excuses, and, after an early season spell overshadowed by Vettel's refusal to obey team orders in Malaysia -- where the German "stole" victory from his team-mate -- he is ready to bounce back in his own way.

Show Full Article