Monday, May 23, 2011
Webber Shows Reversing Skills In Spain
Some people have trouble reversing using only their mirrors but not Aussie hero Mark Webber. Webber showed great skill during the Spanish GP to go from poll to 4th, a fete unmatched in the Spanish GP which boasts more winners from poll over the last decade than any other track!
Webber found it difficult to put down the Sudoku during the start of the race and quickly went back to third when he was passed not only by Vettel but the Ferrari of Alonso! Webber reversed through the gap left by the speeding drivers with precision not usually seen by F1 winners.
It wasn't long before the Ferrari got stage fright and handed the lead to Vettel, leaving Webber half a race to study the Ferrari's diffuser. During the study period, the McLaren of Hamilton found it's way past the duo and settled into second like a boss.
Later in the race, while Webber was writing his report on the Ferrari diffuser for Red Bull designer Adrian Newey, Button snuck past both Webber and Alonso, securing third. Webber happily noted how a world champion passes for his next essay due before Monaco for Red Bull spunk Christian Horner.
Horner, who must have loved the draft of Webber's Ferrari essay, finally took pity on Webber and let him out of Alonso's shadow by leaving Mark out when Fernando pitted for tyres.
Webber considered catching Button and grabbing third in the final stages of the race but he finally worked out the Sudoku number that had him stuck on his puzzle and went back to finishing up by placing a 4 in the top left box.
After the race, journalists asked Mark about the race to which he answered, "What race?"