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Mark Webber on Top Gear this Sunday


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#1 D.M.N.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 16:50

Mark Webber is on Top Gear this Sunday, he posted a shot on his Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.co...xBoCAAE-rQV.jpg

There's also a few F1 bits in the show, I know there was a feature filmed in Milton Keynes' streets at the weekend featuring a Williams, Lotus and Red Bull. Should be good! :up:

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#2 Guizotia

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 16:56

Has he been on before? Or is this his first time?

#3 SanDiegoGo

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 17:03

No, he has set a lap time in the RPC but I belive it was a wet lap. Hopefully he can get a dry run this time.

Edited by SanDiegoGo, 31 July 2013 - 17:03.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 17:19

Would love to see a dry lap from Mark.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:55

Seen as it was filmed today, I wonder... I live in Boston, probably 70 or 80 miles north of the track in Dunsfold and it rained all day here... dunno what it was like in London though but it wouldn't surprise me if they got some rain at some stage

As with the interview, should be worth a listen. Clarkson won't be afraid to ask some of the questions the F1 press might, and Webber will be less inclined to use the PR lines.
I just hope he's slower than Seb though

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#6 TheSpecialOne

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:16

It's a 'best of British' episode to end the series. I know because I'm genuinely in it, I'm driving a vehicle in it very briefly.

#7 Markn93

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:19

It's a 'best of British' episode to end the series. I know because I'm genuinely in it, I'm driving a vehicle in it very briefly.

Mark?

#8 gm914

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:21

Mark?

Stig. I knew it!

#9 rasul

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:23

I just hope he's slower than Seb though

I hope he's faster. As Vettel consistently outperformed Webber over a single lap, if Webber is faster than Vettel on Top Gear, it would completely rubbish the strange notion some people have that the drivers' results in non-F1 series/cars have a direct correlation with their relative success/performance in F1. Comparing incomparable.

#10 TheSpecialOne

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:24

No, the cameramen came and did some filming to support all the British vehicles arranged in Londons mall a month or so back. Panning shots etc. they were at noble before they were at the company I work for, so expect them to feature too.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:06

It's a 'best of British' episode to end the series. I know because I'm genuinely in it, I'm driving a vehicle in it very briefly.

Which one?



#12 TheSpecialOne

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:24

I did the driving at my factory, basically they're doing set up shots to show vehicles going round the factory and our test site before leaving for London, where the feature will start. I didn't go to London but my colleagues did.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 13:51

I did the driving at my factory, basically they're doing set up shots to show vehicles going round the factory and our test site before leaving for London, where the feature will start. I didn't go to London but my colleagues did.

Nice. :up:

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:03

I hope he's faster. As Vettel consistently outperformed Webber over a single lap, if Webber is faster than Vettel on Top Gear, it would completely rubbish the strange notion some people have that the drivers' results in non-F1 series/cars have a direct correlation with their relative success/performance in F1. Comparing incomparable.

But it would support the notion that Red Bull have been favouring Vettel all these years. :p

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:05

But it would support the notion that Red Bull have been favouring Vettel all these years. :p

I'm sure that any result can be interpreted in favour or against Hamilton, Vettel and Webber depending on what you like to see. :p

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:44

I'm pretty sure what F1 drivers do in a single lap of a Reasonably-Priced Car has nothing to do with F1 at all. Just bragging rights and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 19:12

I'm pretty sure what F1 drivers do in a single lap of a Reasonably-Priced Car has nothing to do with F1 at all. Just bragging rights and there's nothing wrong with that.


What? I'm pretty sure that an underpowered car with no downforce and a manual gearbox is the best indicator we have of how a driver will do in F1. I'm surprised that Jay Kay isn't contracted by Caterham, yet.


#18 BRG

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 19:37

I'm pretty sure what F1 drivers do in a single lap of a Reasonably-Priced Car has nothing to do with F1 at all. Just bragging rights and there's nothing wrong with that.

I can remember some people from hereabouts quite seriously equating Kovalainen's Race of Champions win with an absolutely certain F1 championship....

#19 D.M.N.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 18:53

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#20 chrisblades85

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:43

Beat Seb. But then Seb beats him most weekends.

#21 bauss

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:57

what was his time, what was Sebs and Hams time?

#22 tmzxaar

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:58

Ham 1:42.9
Web 1:43.1
Vet 1:44.0

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:58

I enjoyed Mark's segment. I felt Jezza led the talking a bit too much - as usual - I really like Mark and would have preferred to hear him a bit more rather than watch him field amusing questions but meh, its Top Gear.

Glad to see him get the bragging rights over Seb (not that I dislike Seb, I just prefer Mark).

#24 ali.unal

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:02

So Hamilton and Webber lapped the circuit twice. Seb needs another run.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:02

"I don't hit boy's mate"

Mark will be missed.

#26 spacekid

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:04

So Hamilton and Webber lapped the circuit twice. Seb needs another run.


In the rain  ;)

#27 Markn93

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:12

What a superb episode, Mark was a good sport and the British engineering segment with F1 cars on the road was pretty special.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:17

Lewis still the fastest man in F1 then.

#29 rasul

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:21

I hope he's faster. As Vettel consistently outperformed Webber over a single lap, if Webber is faster than Vettel on Top Gear, it would completely rubbish the strange notion some people have that the drivers' results in non-F1 series/cars have a direct correlation with their relative success/performance in F1. Comparing incomparable.

Thank you, Mark. :up:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:22

So it could be more that there is a conspiracy there at RB? Could have Webber be sabotaged with all those KERS problems and other mishups? He made a fantastic time. Wonder what Nando and Kimi could have done here on dry track.

#31 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:25

Shame Schumacher wasn't allowed to drive the Liana

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:26

So it could be more that there is a conspiracy there at RB? Could have Webber be sabotaged with all those KERS problems and other mishups? He made a fantastic time. Wonder what Nando and Kimi could have done here on dry track.


Yes, I'm sure than Webber is 9 tenths faster that Vettel in all conditions but Red Bull have managed to hide it since 2009 :lol:

I think it's pretty clear that this lap times are meanigless when it comes to F1 but I'm sure that Webber is happy to beat Vettel at least here :lol:

Edited by st99, 04 August 2013 - 20:29.


#33 JimmyTheFox

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:53

"I don't hit boy's mate"

Mark will be missed.


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Edited by JimmyTheFox, 04 August 2013 - 20:59.


#34 Sakae

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:57

Webber just confirmed that he is everything what I thought about him, which is not much. Top Gear is becoming nothing more than a trashy program.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:59

loved it .....nice episode
Mark will be so missed

#36 Fastcake

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:20

"I don't hit boy's mate"

Mark will be missed.


That did make me laugh :kiss:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:21

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so THAT'S what he said? I was confused cause somebody quoted it as... You shouldn't hot boys.....

made no sense

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:23

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I spy with my little eye another racing driver beginning with M! Mitch Evans to be precise, to the right of Jezza.

#39 ApexMouse

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:24

Lewis still the fastest man in a suzuki liana then.




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#40 DanardiF1

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:25

loved it .....nice episode
Mark will be so missed


Missed from what? He'll still be racing in an FIA World Championship...

#41 Sin

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:28

You know sometimes I really DO wanna see Mark & Seb fight it out like the guys in school, with fists... maybe would relieve them both a little

also *primal instincts*

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:35

well spotted and no doubt there with the webber conection

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:37

Shame Schumacher wasn't allowed to drive the Liana



why?

#44 goingthedistance

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:45

Webber just confirmed that he is everything what I thought about him, which is not much. Top Gear is becoming nothing more than a trashy program.


You're just angry he trashed Vettel's time. :smoking:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:05

The interview in youtube for those who couldn't watch it

You can see how concentrated he was while doing the lap :lol:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:10

why?


Afaik he was still under contract to Ferrari, which stipulated he was only allowed to drive cars manufactured by the FIAT group

#47 OvDrone

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:21

So, Mark is faster than Seb. Written in blood and sealed. As it should. Now I can sleep, g'night dudes/dudettes :wave: :kiss:

#48 Sin

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:22

I still want to see Seb & Mark fight... c'mon give us girls something to watch... topless of course :p....


anyway yeaaah... I like what rasul quoted of himself... :p this is not different than to Lewis beating Sebs time... earlier this year... :p it says nothing...
after all Mark wasn't able to beat Seb in the SAME CAR over 3 seasons at least :p (and they did race at the same day there different than to Top Gear!).... and now yeah I know what comes now conspiracy theories

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:27

I thought Mark was pretty funny, although Clarkson really did hog 80% of the conversation. I got the impression Webber went on the show purely for the opportunity of beating Lewis and Seb's times, that's all he was really interested in!

#50 OvDrone

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 22:27

Lighten up mates. It's all fun and games.