All three cars on today’s 6 Hours of Bahrain podium were there to say their goodbyes. Audi Sport Team Joest, a team synonymous with top-class endurance racing for 18 years, pulled off a gut-wrenching 1-2 win in their final race in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Mark Webber, who retires after this race, won…
This weekend is Audi Sport Team Joest’s last race in the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class. To commemorate the occasion, they put all the ways they’ve dominated on the R18’s center fin. Now Audi has one more feat for the list: Lucas di Grassi’s new lap record of the Bahrain International Circuit.
Formula One and Le Mans icon Mark Webber’s recent announcement that he’ll retire at the end of this 2016 season felt like a bit of a surprise. He gets along well with his team and his teammates, and he’s still at the top of his game. What brought him to leave his sport? One brutal crash from two years ago.
Mark Webber has long been at the top of the racing world, going from an insane rivalry with then-teammate Sebastian Vettel in Formula One to racing the Porsche 919 LMP1 car in the World Endurance Championship. Today, Porsche announced that Webber will retire from racing after the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Mark Webber played along in Belgium, but he apparently learned his lesson about the “shoey”—a celebration done by drinking out of a shoe. Winning Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo convinced several others on the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix podium to do a shoey, but Mark’s reaction was the best.
That moment when Mark Webber saw his team’s car win the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. (Unfortunately, it was not followed by a shoey. Next time?)
Mark Webber toasted his fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo’s second place Formula One Belgian Grand Prix finish with a celebratory “shoey:” a champagne chug out of Ricciardo’s shoe. Nothing says guy love like being able to down another man’s foot-funk.
Porsche put its World Endurance Championship driver Mark Webber behind the wheel of a 911 GT3 Cup racecar with a Porsche-designed Blackberry phone to prove that even the best can’t text and drive without distraction.
Congratulations, number 17, you finally got your win at today’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Porsche’s number 18 LMP1 car had a technical oops earlier in the race, ceding the lead to the number 17 car. Number 17 then put a lap on its sister car, sealing the deal.
[Yes that’s Mark Webber of F1, Le Mans, and helmet-puking fame caning a new 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS around the Nürburgring. Bridge To Gantry got this shot and has more pictures right here along with some extra info.]
Mark Webber was sore, but awake enough to release a statement following yesterday's horrific Porsche 919 crash. Webber is sore and recovering fine, although he has no recollection of the accident. Doctors say that the impact gave him a concussion.
A massive crash took Mark Webber in the number 20 Porsche out of the race in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of São Paulo. The Porsche 919 collided with Matteo Cressoni in the number 90 Ferrari 458 of 8 Star Motorsports, then hit the wall.
For anyone who's ever wondered what kind of underthings Mark Webber wears, Porsche Motorsport has narrowed it down a bit for you by posting a photo of Mark in a rather see-through shirt. Mystery halfway solved: he's either a briefs or boxer-briefs man.
Ferrari Formula One driver and constant source of rumor Fernando Alonso showed up to watch the World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Do you miss the the majestic roar of V8s in Formula One? We do, too. Well, if you have £250,000 (roughly $400K) burning a hole in your pockets, you could buy the glorious 2007 Red Bull Racing RB3—the very first design Adrian Newey did for Red Bull, complete with a lovely sounding V8.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Okay, so maybe this isn't actually a video of how quickly Mark feels the need to live every second of his life, including the bathroom breaks. But feel free to use this GIF for all sorts of fun purposes.
Circuit de la Sarthe, also known as Circuit de 24 Very Long Hours is 8.47 miles long, so Porsche's Mark Webber has to do a lot of pedaling before memorizing it all.