Mark Webber says he is looking forward to returning to the scene of his maiden F1 victory this weekend when the German Grand Prix takes place at the Nurburgring.
Webber opened his F1 victory account the last time the circuit played host to a race back in 2009, when he bounced back from a drive-through penalty for contact with Rubens Barrichello at the start to lead team-mate Sebastian Vettel to a 1-2 finish for Red Bull.
The Australian makes the trip to Germany sitting second in the championship standings and he said he was keen to return to action at a circuit that will always be special.
"I love racing at the Nurburgring and of course it's where I won my first race in 2009 so it already has a special place in my heart - I'm looking forward to getting back there,” he said. “Actually, I was only there a couple of weeks ago when I spent a few fun hours driving around the Nordschleife which has to be the world's most amazing race track; I'm also driving on it again this week for Renault, and taking some people around on passenger laps. The weather is often unpredictable in the Eifel mountains and if that's the case this weekend, it means you have to think on your feet and make some snappy decisions to benefit from changing and tricky track conditions.
“Of course the German and next week's Hungarian Grand Prix are the closest Red Bull has to a home Grand Prix so the support is going to be pretty amazing for the team and for Sebastian in particular on his home soil, as well as all the other German drivers on the grid. The fans take F1 very seriously and are incredibly passionate about it – I hear those track campsites are pretty wild places to be over a Grand Prix weekend! We can always hear the music pumping out even from our team hotel!"