Lauda 'amazing' says Webber

Mark Webber enjoyed a special kind of relationship with former boss Paul Stoddart. Not only was Stoddart his friend and mentor at Minardi, he is also a fellow Aussie - and we all know how well the boys from down under work as a team! It is...

Mark Webber enjoyed a special kind of relationship with former boss Paul Stoddart. Not only was Stoddart his friend and mentor at Minardi, he is also a fellow Aussie - and we all know how well the boys from down under work as a team!

It is thanks to Stoddart that Mark now has his big chance with Jaguar Racing but Webber is equally excited at the prospect of working with his new boss, Niki Lauda.

"I think he is a pretty amazing guy," said Webber. "There are some incredible people in F1, but he has run a big aviation company, he has done a lot of things off his own back, so he is a pretty intense and special sort of character. I don't know him that well at the moment but I am here to drive the car and do the best I can and I will get to know him over the course of time."

The Jaguar Racing new boy is also keen to start working with the rest of the Jaguar Racing team and is predicting prosperous times ahead.

"The guys here are pretty bubbly. They are upbeat and very optimistic and considering they have come off the back of a reasonably difficult season, I think the fresh influx here will be good for the winter and good for the season."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Niki Lauda
Teams Minardi , Jaguar Racing