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More Sport: Mark Webber Makes It; Cadel Moves Up A Little; England Celebrates – A Draw.

  • July 13th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

mark-webber-madtvmeuk.jpgThe sometimes ridiculed Australia  Formula 1 racing driver Mark Webber won the German Grand Prix, easing the disappointment of the Aussies over the cricket, as Cadel Evans charged on in the Tour de France.


Mark Webber was flagged-in winner of the German Grand Prix (12.7.09) at the Nurburging circuit, breaking out of a long run of break-downs and non-placings most often blamed on inadequate team backing.

Thriving now in the Renault – Red Bull livery, the 32 year-old Australian said he was planning to keep up that good form.

“It’s a great day for me and for Australia … I am not getting any younger but still have some years left in me”, he said.

Second in the race was team-mate Sebastian Vettel (Italy), winner of the China and Great Britain Grand Prix, and third was Felipe Massa (Brazil) in a Ferrari.

In overall ratings for the F1 series, Webber has moved to third behind the leader Jenson Button (UK, Brawn GP team) with six wins, and Vettel in second place.


Another Australian with a few team problems in his background, Cadel Evans has made some attacking moves in the Tour de France.

Exasperated with team members wanting him to hold back, he said, “they can go back to the peloton if they want.”

In the 9th stage of the grueling road cycling classic, he moved from 24th to 18th … with the Italian Rinaldo Nocentini in the overall lead.


Much cheering and jumping about in the home stands greeted the end of the first Test in this year’s Sashes series at Cardiff.

The England tail wagged for a second time to stave off defeat by Australia with one wicket still in hand.

The scores:

England 435, and 9 for 252
Australia 6/674 declared


Official F1 Website, (home), “Aussie rules: Webber romps to victory in Germany”, 12.7.09., (13.7.09).

Mark Webber, (home), 12.7.09., (13.7.09).


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