Mark Webber has blown his chance of becoming Australia’s first Formula One world champion since Alan Jones back in 1980 according to the country’s most famous GP driver, Jack Brabham. It was a different era when Sir Jack won three F1 World Championships, but he’s right on the money here. Sad, but true.
Webber went into last weekend’s Korean Grand Prix ahead of the chasing pack, but spun into a wall and out of the race. That allowed Fernando Alonso to sweep to victory and establish an 11-point lead over Webber with two races remaining and a maximum 50 points to be grabbed.
Brabham, 84, who was champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, said: “It would mean a lot to me and it would mean a lot to Australia, but unfortunately I think his real opportunity has been blown last weekend.”