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Webber bags his first F1 win!

By 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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Digga 12:23 am 15 Jul 09

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

Timberwolf65 11:05 am 14 Jul 09

Good on Webber, an awesome achievement.

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 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 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 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 3:26 pm 13 Jul 09

Abridged audio in MP3 format is currently floating here:

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