Webber-owned Red Bull F1 car is a Vettel race winner
The Red Bull Racing RB6 that Mark Webber has in his personal car collection is a Sebastian Vettel race winner.
Webber was supposed to be given his Monaco GP winner at the end of the 2010 season, however that chassis was destroyed by his infamous backflip in Valencia.
Instead he had to settle for chassis 03, which started life as Vettel's 'Luscious Liz' car, and helped the German to victory at that year's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Vettel continued to race the car until Monaco before complaints of poor handling saw him debut a new car at the Turkish Grand Prix.
A hairline fracture in chassis 03 was later repaired and Webber took over the car after Valencia, winning the British Grand Prix – where he made the "not bad for a number two driver" comment post-race – and the Hungarian Grand Prix.
He then crashed the car in South Korea, which effectively ended his 2010 title hopes.
"As part of our contract negotiations we said, 'at the end of the year, can we have a car?'," Webber told the V8 Sleuth podcast.
"I won Monaco in 2010 but I destroyed that car in Valencia, so I went to the next-best car – [from] when I said: 'Not bad for a number two driver…'
"That one's got a bit of history, that's a good car to own. Sebastian won the Malaysian GP in it that year, and I won the Hungarian and British GP. There's a lot of fastest laps and podiums… it's a pretty special chassis, that one.
"Red Bull, the guys did an absolute incredible [restoration] job. That car is absolutely as it crossed the line. Beautiful, beautiful car. Everything, right [down] to the sticker of the British Grand Prix for 2010.
"That car is in a museum at the moment and will be in the new Silverstone museum when it opens.
While not permanently resigned to being a museum piece, Webber hinted that the car is unlikely to run again – despite constant requests from former Porsche teammate Timo Bernhard to have a go.
"It could run, but I think I'd need 15 [Renault engineers] over to have a test day somewhere with it. Timo Bernhard, my teammate at Porsche, has always been busting my nuts that 'we've got to do a track day!'
"But I'm not as enthusiastic as he is!"
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