Webber forgets that he was on the Montreal podium in 2011

Mark Webber has been on the Montreal podium before, but apparently he does not remember as far back as 2011...

Mark Webber has been on the Montreal podium before, but apparently he does not remember as far back as 2011…

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one of the least successful hunting grounds for Red Bull. Not only has Sebastian Vettel never won a grand prix in Canada, Mark Webber has only been on the podium once although he clearly does not remember the occasion.

Webber claimed erroneously in the team’s preview, “I haven’t been on the podium  [in Montreal] yet, so I need to sort that out.”

Incorrect. Webber was third in the 2011 Canadian GP, evidently a fact also overlooked by the Red Bull media department who issued the preview press release.

He added, “Canada is a really good race. It’s a popular grand prix for fans and drivers; the fans are very passionate and it’s always an interesting grand prix because it’s another street circuit. There are some very good restaurants in Montreal, the whole city stops for the race and the atmosphere is a bit more traditional, I would say.

“I remember when [Nigel] Mansell retired on the last lap when he was in the lead. Also when Jean Alesi won his only race there, that was good,”  Webber recalled.

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  • Adam Venus

    This is incorrect. Mark Webber has finished on the podium at Montreal.
    Mark Webber finished third at the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, with Vettel ahead and Button winning.
    I find it incredulous that a driver cannot remember their own success history and that nobody has picked up on this error. As soon as I read the story I knew this to be wrong.

  • Apex Assassin

    That’s because Webber has had a forgettable career, Adam.

  • Adam Venus

    Oh please don’t get me wrong, I believe your observation is still right. His career hasn’t really been fascinating. However given that he is Mark Webber and not one of us in the general public then it should be more memorable for him. I do agree that it (his career) has hardly been astounding!