Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011

Mark Webber’s F1 career in pictures

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With Mark Webber heading off to a new life in the World Endurance Championship, here’s a look back on his F1 career in pictures.

2002-04 Minardi and Jaguar

Mark Webber, Jaguar, Monza, 2004

After making his F1 debut with Minardi – and scoring two points on his debut with fifth place at home in Australia – Webber was hired by Jaguar to replace Eddie Irvine.

But the Ford-owned team never delivered on its potential and was sold to Red Bull at the end of the year. In the meantime Webber made his way to the last team an Australian driver had won the world championship with: Williams.

2005-06: Williams

Mark Webber, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2005

However Williams proved to be a minor improvement at best. Webber clinched his first podium but when a switch to Cosworth engines in 2006 led to a second season of frustration he was on to pastures new.

2007-08: Red Bull

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2008

Not so new, as it turned out, as he returned to the Milton Keynes-based squad which had been called Jaguar and was now rebranded Red Bull. The team rarely ventured beyond the midfield during Webber’s first two seasons with them, though when they did it was usually thanks to his efforts.

2009-13: Red Bull

Mark Webber took his only win of 2011 in the final race

The 2009 season brought two big changes: Adrian Newey sussed the new regulations so well it transformed Red Bull into front runners for the past five years and counting.

Unfortunately for Webber, new team mate Sebastian Vettel arrived to take the lion’s share of success. However Webber claimed nine victories for himself before bowing out to drive for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship.

Goodbye to Webber

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013

Red Bull said farewell to Webber in style at the final race of the year in Brazil.

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