Any of you guys follow F1? Its great to see Australian Mark Webber sign with Williams, one of the big three in F1.
Years and years of hard work have brought him to this point and put him in a position where he has his best chance of success in the sport.
I look forward to next season and hope Webber takes another step closer to becoming the next Australian world champion after Alan Jones.
I'm also glad that Jenson Button has signed with Williams. The two will make an excellent pairing. Its just a shame I support McLaren!
Button admits he fears Webber
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,86 ... 70,00.html
August 8, 2004
EMBROILED in controversy after signing for Williams, British driver Jenson Button fears his new team-mate, Australian Mark Webber, could deny him a world championship.
Button rates Webber the best driver in F1 apart from Michael Schumacher, the German who is on the verge of a record seventh world title.
And he says that, along with Schumacher, he and Webber are the drivers least afraid of the hard work necessary to make it to the pinnacle of F1.
Button has sung the praises of Webber, three years his senior, and conceded that the Australian could prevent him from winning the championship.
Button has admitted he will be faced at Williams with the second-best driver in the sport.
Asked who could stand in the way of his dream of winning the world title, Button said: "Well Michael obviously, but after him I'd put Mark Webber slightly above Kimi Raikkonen, Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso.
"Mark puts in the effort, very much like myself, and he works harder at it than most."
Barely a week after it was announced that Webber will switch from the struggling Jaguar Racing to Williams-BMW next year came the startling news that Button will quit big improver BAR-Honda to return to Williams, with which he began his career in 2000.
However, BAR is certain to fight to keep the 24-year-old Englishman it has taken to third on this year's drivers championship points table, behind only Schumacher and his Ferrari teammate, Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.
BAR team chief David Richards is vigorously disputing the reason given by Button's management for his defection -a claim that Honda is not sufficiently committed to F1.
Honda's efforts this season, in supplying better engines to BAR as well as other technical developments, have been seen as a major factor in the teams improvement.
Honda's success in the late 1980s and early 90s, when it was associated with the McLaren team and drivers like Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, was as dominant as Ferrari's in recent years.