19 October 2009

Webber wins Brazilian

| Gungahlin Al
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In the wee hours of the morning, “our” Queanbeyan boy Mark Webber has pulled off a win at the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix win.

From a start way down the grid, I was thinking “why bother getting up at 3am for another disappointment – just set the recorder instead”. Unfortunately forgot to not listen to the news or read the sports pages in the paper today so have blown the excitement of watching his win.

With a good car and an improving team, things are looking great for Webber next year. It would be great to have the first Aussie F1 champ since Alan Jones coming from the local region.

Oh…apparently some other bloke wrapped up the 2009 world championship…

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Thank god for that. Kimi is totally half hearted about F1 anyway so he is hardly a worthy replacement.

Holden Caulfield2:27 pm 20 Oct 09

Good to see that Christian Horner has put the Raikkonen rumour to bed:

“Webber wins Brazillian”…

While they are manscaping him, hopefully they can fix his monbrow!

Holden Caulfield10:09 am 20 Oct 09

Gee, couldn’t see that reply coming.

Life sucks sometimes, Renault hired dodgy employees, they have to carry the can. As would any other organisation in any other walk of life faced with similar circumstances.

Anyway, back to Mark Webber’s fantastic result which gives Kimi an opportunity to re-consider a rally career in 2010.

In your face Webber haters!

In other news, Webber has started his own GP3 team to help Aussies make the step up to Formula 1 for next year.

Holden Caulfield said :

Haha, they rigged the Singapore GP, pure and simple. How on earth were Renault unfairly maligned?

See your above quote, eg.

In fact “they” being the Renault car company (Renault SA management & shareholders etc) did not rig it, nor have any prior knowledge.

The ‘Renault Formula 1 Team’ is a company separate and distinct from Renault SA. As I understand it, the former was under the management of a company owned by Flavio Biatore, who is/was also a significant shareholder of The Team.

Knowledge, instigation and participation of the scam was restricted to the three Team participants: Briatore, Symonds and Piquet Jr.

To repeat, Renault SA was a completely unaware and innocent ‘third party’ and gave no direction or even suggestion as to the events that transpired.

Yet since the expose, Renault SA have ‘taken it on the chin’ and acted with maximum propriety, in two clear ways:

By promptly admitting guilt – even though “they” were not guilty.
Through pre-emptively cancelling – almost immediately the allegations were made – their involvement (contractural & otherwise) with the guilty parties.

However, despite the honourable actions of Renault SA it is “they” who carry the can and bear the ongoing public damage to their reputation and business.

As witnessed, and may I say perpetuated, by the inference of your quote.

Holden Caulfield11:31 pm 19 Oct 09

Haha, they rigged the Singapore GP, pure and simple. How on earth were Renault unfairly maligned?


Well done indeed to a terrific ambassador of the sport, and of our region. Its regularly mentioned in International motorsports circles that Mark is genuinely one of the all-around ‘good guys’ of Formula One.

Also good to see Renault back and winning after being so (unfairly imo) maligned over the ‘Crashgate’ debacle.

Gungahlin Al9:08 pm 19 Oct 09

jase! said :

start way down the grid…… he was on the front row

Oops I misread the article. As I said – haven’t watched the recording yet.

Holden Caulfield7:54 pm 19 Oct 09

Well done to “Canberra’s” Mark Webber! 🙂

Pics from Webber’s win available at AUSmotive.

start way down the grid…… he was on the front row

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