Webber Surrounded by Germans at Hockenheim Press Conference

Mark Webber is in for quite a treat later today, when he'll step in front of the journalists for the first press conference of the 2010 German Grand Prix. And it's not like the 33-year old Australian hasn't been in front of the cameras before (far from it, actually), but he will be lined up with 4 other drivers, all of German nationality.

Webber will be joined by teammate Sebastian Vettel – with whom everyone reckons he's not exactly a beer pal – Mercedes GP's Michael Schumacher, Virgin Racing's Timo Glock and Force India's Adrian Sutil.

And it seems the German organizers wanted to surprise the Australian driver a little bit, after he had told the media in Great Britain, shortly after his win at Silverstone, that “we don't want the German national anthem played in Germany (in two weeks).” Obviously, he was referring to Vettel back then, as he was in the middle of the wing saga that affected the inner equilibrium of the Red Bull team.

In case Webber will drive for victory in Germany, this would be his second consecutive season in which he'll take the winning crown in Vettel's backyard, after his success last year. The 2009 German Grand Prix was held at the Nurburgring and was won by the Australian, who then recorded his first ever success in Formula One.

Webber is currently the winningest driver in the 2010 Formula One season (3 wins), despite being 17 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

The second press conference of the German GP is scheduled on Friday, with Mercedes motorsport director Norbert Haug, Sauber's Monisha Kaltenborn and Williams' Adam Parr taking the floor alongside race drivers Nico Hulkenberg, Nico Rosberg and Kamui Kobayashi.
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