Monthly archives: October, 2010

Horner defends Webber

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has slammed claims by Gerhard Berger that Mark Webber deliberately attempted to take out one of his title rivals in Korea on Sunday as “ridiculous.” Webber crashed out on lap 19 of the Korean Grand Prix, spinning into a wall after the wet conditions caught out the Australian….



Webber accused of deliberately crashing

Former F1 team owner Gerhard Berger has accused Mark Webber of deliberately crashing at last Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. And German Nico Rosberg, whose Mercedes was taken out in the incident, has described the Australian’s actions as “crazy”. Berger, a former co-owner of Red Bull’s sister team Toro Rosso, says that while Webber’s move was…



Webber might get team’s help for shot at title

Red Bull says the formula one championship fight could go down to the last lap of the last race – but has not ruled out finally giving Mark Webber its full backing. Even though both Webber and Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel trudged away from last Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix without any points, the Australian…



Alonso wins in Korea, Red Bull’s fail to finish

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso scored one of the biggest wins of his career in a rain-affected Korean Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, and a day of total disaster saw neither Red Bull driver finish. Mark Webber crashed out early while running second, and Sebastian Vettel’s engine blew up as he was leading on the 46th lap….



Korean Qualifying – Vettel flies to pole for Red Bull

We expected a fabulous fight for pole position after Saturday morning’s practice, and the inaugural Korean Grand Prix qualifying session did not disappoint as Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber vaulted ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso at the very last moment to wrap up the front row of the grid. Alonso had set…



Korea: Webber stakes claim for Red Bull

World championship points leader Mark Webber topped a gripping second practice session in Korea on Friday afternoon, as all five title contenders took places in the first seven. The Australian Red Bull driver was the only driver to lap below 1m 38s, with 1m 37.942s. That beat Fernando Alonso’s 1m 38.132s in the Ferrari by…



Vettel heads Red Bull one-two in Japan

As expected, nobody could hold a candle to the Red Bulls in Suzuka on Sunday afternoon as Sebastian Vettel led home team mate Mark Webber by nine-tenths of a second in a gripping race in which the five title contenders finished in the top five places. Vettel’s third triumph of the season, and Fernando Alonso’s…



Suzuka Qualifying – Vettel on pole

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber annihilated their opposition in Sunday morning’s delayed qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, their stunning pace through the Esses in the first sector giving them a conclusive advantage over opposition that proved very closely matched. Vettel lapped in 1m 30.785s to set himself up for…



Mark Webber : I am the title leader, but I’m not the favourite

In comparison to his title rivals, at 34 years-old Red Bull’s Mark Webber is the ‘old man’ of this year’s championship fight. But with age comes experience, and the relaxed way in which Webber is wandering around the Suzuka paddock ahead of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix suggests his maturity could make the difference. After he…



Suzuka Preview – Vettel and Alonso the favoured two?

Last year Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel walked the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. And the time before that, Fernando Alonso won the last race here, to clinch his second world championship. Both plan to repeat those feats, as Vettel shoots for his first title and Alonso his third. Given this, and what each achieved in…