Webber bags his first F1 win!

johnboy 14 July 2009 27

[First filed: July 13, 2009 @ 09:20]

Following on from the excitement of Quangers’ Mark Webber getting pole position in the German Grand Prix, the BBC informs us that the local lad has gone and won the thing!

    Webber is one of the most popular drivers in F1 and he has certainly paid his dues to get to where he is.

    There are other drivers who don’t like his outspokenness or feel some of his Aussie aggression sometimes goes a little bit too far but they, too, would say he fully deserves his place among Formula 1’s winners.

[Photo: Getty Images via Red Bull Racing, for lots more photos check out the Ausmotive coverage]

UPDATE: Thanks to Holden Caulfield for the link, here’s some video of Webber’s excited reaction to his win:

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27 Responses to Webber bags his first F1 win!
Digga Digga 12:23 am 15 Jul 09

Copy of the video removed from YouTube, of Mark’s raw, emotional reaction to the win:


Timberwolf65 Timberwolf65 11:05 am 14 Jul 09

Good on Webber, an awesome achievement.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:57 pm 13 Jul 09

F1 footage on YouTube is usually closed down pretty quickly. I’m surprised that clip lasted so long.

bd84 bd84 9:16 pm 13 Jul 09

Holden Caulfield said :

It’s on YouTube … for now, anyway:


“Not available in your country due to copyright restrictions”
I think they censored it for the Ten broadcast, even though it went to air about 1.10am (conclusion).

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:54 pm 13 Jul 09

niftydog said :

Good to hear he’s still an Aussie at heart. Did that go to air?!?! :O

It did on OneHD’s live coverage. Not sure if Ten edited it on the later version.

I was very surprised to hear the uncensored version on News Radio this morning, though!

Must be something about the German GP. Two years ago when Webber was chasing Lewis Hamilton and looking set for at least second, and a possible win, he got punted off by Sebastien Vettel under safety car conditions. When he was interviewed in the pits a bit later he let out the f-bomb on live TV then as well.

From memory he said something like “It’s kids isn’t it (referring to Vettel who was in his first year of F1). They come in here with no experience and just f–k it up.”

Ironic, then, that young Vettel is Webber’s teammate and now has three F1 wins to his name. 😛

niftydog niftydog 4:30 pm 13 Jul 09

Good to hear he’s still an Aussie at heart. Did that go to air?!?! :O

AFL, F1 and pro cycling have all gone a bit metrosexual this week.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:26 pm 13 Jul 09

Abridged audio in MP3 format is currently floating here:


ant ant 3:15 pm 13 Jul 09

Imagine what he’ll do if he wins the entire thing.

fnaah fnaah 3:01 pm 13 Jul 09

Brilliant stuff, that is the happiest-sounding person I have heard in a long time.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:56 pm 13 Jul 09

It’s on YouTube … for now, anyway:


ant ant 2:51 pm 13 Jul 09

He’s certainly put in the yards… anyone hear the audio of him screaming his head off afer the win this morning on the radio? He was a happy man.

H1NG0 H1NG0 1:50 pm 13 Jul 09

The Monkey has been ripped off his back and kicked in its baboon red arse. I have been waiting for this a long time. Good on ya Mark!

Ozi Ozi 1:34 pm 13 Jul 09

A long time coming, but great news. 🙂 Congrats!

Reprobate Reprobate 1:33 pm 13 Jul 09

Congrats to Mark, his partner Ann and all his family, they have all worked bloody hard for so many years for this great result. And it was so good to see his first pole and win LIVE on OneHD – in the first race they broadcast in this area!

Wraith Wraith 12:10 pm 13 Jul 09

Most excellent, awesome, can’t wait to see how he goes from here now.


Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:20 am 13 Jul 09

Digga said :

Awesome … to have a drive-through penalty to boot, there wouldn’t have been many drivers able to pull that off!

IIRC Michael Schumacher was the last driver to win after a drive through penalty.

Digga Digga 10:54 am 13 Jul 09

Awesome, especially since his injuries last year and to have a drive-through penalty to boot, there wouldn’t have been many drivers able to pull that off!

Mark’s dodgy leg:

AG Canberra AG Canberra 10:32 am 13 Jul 09

He’s third at the moment – and the Brawns are faltering…..

punkarella punkarella 10:28 am 13 Jul 09


chewy14 chewy14 10:26 am 13 Jul 09

Where is he coming in the Championship after this?

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