Good things come to those who wait

Good things come to those who wait

Mark Webber took his maiden Formula 1 victory at the 130th attempt at the Nurburgring last weekend. Adam Cooper talked through the achievement with the Australian and those closest to him

Everything finally fell into place for Mark Webber at the Nurburgring. In winning his 130th grand prix, the Aussie established a new record for the longest drought before a maiden Formula 1 victory, although the likes of Andrea de Cesaris, Martin Brundle, Derek Warwick and Jean-Pierre Jarier started more races and never managed one. And after 159 grands prix, the currently winless Nick Heidfeld could yet take Mark's record away.

It was certainly a popular success, since Webber has few if any enemies in the paddock. What's not to like? He's a decent, unpretentious guy who has always just got on with the job, and is hugely respected by his colleagues. And as the man himself said, he scored his first win not by default, but in crushing style from the front. Beating the drive-through penalty he got for bumping into Rubens Barrichello made it even sweeter.

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