Coulthard Didn't Push Webber Enough

Red Bull F1 team boss and energy drinks tycoon, Dietrich Mateschitz said David Coulthard didn't push Webber hard enough in the past. The same day the Red Bull team confirmed Mark Webber's contract extension, the Austrian billionaire made a remark concerning the Australian's performance while he had David Coulthard as a teammate and his recent rise in form alongside Sebastien Vettel.

At the end of last year, Red Bull chose to replace the 38-year-old Scotsman with young star Sebastien Vettel. Obviously, the change proved to be just what the Milton-Keynes based team needed, as Vettel came with the young and fresh enthusiasm that motivated everybody to win races.

With Webber sensing an uprated rhythm, results were sure to appear. “In the past year David Coulthard didn't push Mark enough”, said Mateschitz for the German daily Sport Bild. "The rivalry with your teammate is important. When Sebastian came, an old fighter like Mark saw the challenge and only then did he win", said the Austrian drinks magnate.

Coulthard still remains an advisor for the Formula One team, while engineers are working to achieve that difference-making edge against the other competing teams.

Webber's pole position and victory at the Nurburgring were both his first ever, after 131 Grand Prix starts. Not long ago, many didn't credit the Australian with a chance to ever win a Formula One Grad prix in his career, especially after his pre-season cycling incident when he broke his right leg during the Tasmania Challenge.

The Australian insisted his double achievements weren't a coincidence, while expressing hopes that a series of good results will follow his dominant German GP. "I don't think it is entirely a coincidence”, wrote Webber in his most recent column for the BBC.
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