Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber is a man who certainly knows what he is talking about when it comes to cars, having been involved in all forms of motor racing since he was a young boy. So, Olympic legend Usain Bolt was delighted when Mark offered him some advice about cars.
Webber explained, “Before going to Korea from Japan, I did a promotional event with Usain Bolt which involved me driving him from Tokyo airport into the city. The event was based around Nissan's GT-R sportscar, which Usain is a big fan of.”
He added, “He was going: ‘I'm going to get one of these. What modifications should I get done to it?’ So I gave him a few facts about what's important in a really, really quick road car.”
Mark added, “I said: ‘Look, make it as light as possible. F1 drivers, we love cars to stop and accelerate and turn. It's not just always about horsepower.’ Now he wants to make his GT-R even lighter than it already is, which will improve the brakes even more.”
Mark Webber is currently 5th in the Formula One World Championship standings, 63 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel with 4 races left. Mark is next in action at the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi on October 28.