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Goodbye and thank you Mark Webber


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#201 Shiroo

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:07

Webber changes his accent and talks more slowly so people can understand.  When you hear him on Aussie tv his accent is normal - broad and fast - and only us Aussie can understand ;)

 

and MW not hard - obviously sneaker91 is new to F1

 

could you give an example link :p?



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#202 TDN

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:17

Great career - never would've thought it from those early days. Thanks for the memories!

#203 krapmeister

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:28

Cool pics, except the one driving without the helmet just reminded of that scene in Driven ... and I didnt need reminding of that

 

Anyone mentioning that 'movie' on this forum should be automatically banned... :p

 

That pic of Mark driving back without his helmet reminds me of the shot of Colin Chapman driving his Lotus...



#204 HoldenRT

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:23

Pretty dissappointing season overall, but a nice race to finish.  Drove very well, and overall a good conclusion to be on the podium.  It was no surprise to see the respect in the paddock, because he deserves it.  As competitive as anyone but though his whole career, to find the balance of competitive but still being a respectable person/driver.  For those that don't like him, at least he was a character and there are few of those in F1 these days.  It's very sterile.



#205 Coops3

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:42

Anyone got footage of Webbo removing his helmet and driving around Interlagos?

+1. I had to switch off immediately after the race so I missed it.



#206 GhostR

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:53

I think he changes his accent to make sure he's talking clearly for the audience he'll be broadcast too.

 

Probably right. Or could just be as simple as having a naturally morphing accent. I've met people like that (and caught myself at times in the past), who have accents that just naturally change depending on who you're around without you doing deliberately.

 

I'm an Aussie who's been living in the UK since beginning of '05. My accent these days is less Aussie and more Brit due to the workings of time, but whenever I meet other Aussies (especially if there's a pint involved) the broader Aussie accent comes back immediately. In a more embarrassing example, I pick up the Kiwi accent pretty easily if I spend enough time around a NZ native.



#207 Raelene

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:12

GhostR - I'm the same - I lived in NZ for 15 years - and my accent has slowly changed over the years.  I've been living in Asia for the last 2 years, and when I'm around another Aussie my accent suddently becomes very broad again.  It's even more Aussie when I go home for a visit.  I do hate it though when I get asked, whilst in Australia, if I'm from NZ!!


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#208 HoldenRT

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:21

Being asked if you are from NZ.. definately not a compliment lol.



#209 wonk123

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:56

Is this you GhostR ????????????

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=hkmeoYKYctw



#210 Raelene

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:34

HoldenRT - tell me about it!!!



#211 W154

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:58

Anyone mentioning that 'movie' on this forum should be automatically banned... :p
 
That pic of Mark driving back without his helmet reminds me of the shot of Colin Chapman driving his Lotus...

Except that Colin had the biggest smile you can imagine on his face. His eyes were screaming "yes, yes !, YES !

#212 GhostR

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:05

HoldenRT - tell me about it!!!

 

I get that a bit over here in the UK as well. But that's mostly because Brits just can't tell the difference for some unfathomable reason.



#213 Maustinsj

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:09

I get that a bit over here in the UK as well. But that's mostly because Brits just can't tell the difference for some unfathomable reason.

 

Only if you ask for "fush & chups"



#214 Amphicar

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:28

Being asked if you are from NZ.. definately not a compliment lol.

...unless you really are a Kiwi, I assume!



#215 punknhedd

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 21:28

As I go thru F1 withdrawal and look forward to the sorting out of remaining driver spots, I thought it worth a little tribute to one driver most of us will probably miss - Mark Webber.  He came so close in 2010 - his hopes for an F1 Drivers Championship washed away in the rain of Korea.  Some of my favorite shots from the times I saw him race in person:

 

2010 Canada:

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2011 US:

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2013 Belgium:

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