Mark Webber: Part 2

Well, pardon the expression on my face, but I’ve just finished my third helping of humble pie.  However, this wasn’t your average humble pie.  You see humble pie generally tastes bitter because you are forced to admit a very unpleasant truth.  If I ever have to do this then I’ll usually use the expression “I’ll now light myself on fire”.  However, in this case, the humble pie I’ve been gorging myself on has tasted oh so freaking awesome.

You see, a few months back I wrote a column on why Mark Webber is both the unluckiest driver in Formula 1, but is also massively over-rated.  The day before I wrote this column Webber had just finished dead last in the first race of the 2009 season.

What happened next?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Webber is in third position in the drivers’ championship and is riding on cloud nine after handing an ass-kicking of biblical proportions to the rest of the field at the recent German Grand Prix.

Also, it’s snowing in hell, a pig just flew over my house and Elvis isn’t really dead.

Yep – I’ve been proven wrong in possibly the most comprehensive way ever.  The thing about Webber’s ass-kicking win wasn’t that it was merely a dominant racing performance.  No, far from it.  The guy had a penalty to drive through the pits as well as the threat of ill-timed rain in the race.  Yet he overcame these obstacles to claim the chequered flag and send a collective cheer round Australia that could possibly have been heard from Alpha Centauri... if, you know... sound could travel in space... Anyway.

So here I am raising my hand saying “Yes, I am a muppet!”  Go you good thing Mark Webber.  Prove me wrong as many times as you like as long as it results in you winning.  However, if you start sucking again, I promise to delete this column so that not even Jack Bauer and the rest of CTU could recover its contents.

However, I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen... touch wood!

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Webber has the eye of the tiger happening.