21 Apr 2009 17:41
Mark Webber. Photos: Tatiana Hughes • Monaco May 2008
The sound of beer cans being cracked open must have been deafening … as Australian driver Mark Webber finally came good, pulling off second place in the Shanghai Grand Prix, his highest F1 finish ever, behind Red Bull team-mate Sebastien Vettel.
He will be pleased with his comeback after breaking a leg in November in a cycling accident. The Adrian Newey designed Red Bull Renault performed extremely well in the rain and will be faster still when they add a split level diffuser to the car. Australians are now hoping that Webber will be the first countryman to take the chequered flag since Alan Jones in 1981.