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Aussie F1 driver powered by FPV

By Samantha Stevens, 31 Mar 2009 Motorsport

Aussie F1 driver powered by FPV

Mark Webber swaps Renault power for Ford during last weekend's AGP ...

While in Melbourne for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber drove himself around town this Australian-built 310kW F6 FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles).

Webber, who last drove a Ford when he was with the now defunct Jaguar team, reluctantly handed back the keys ton Tuesday morning before jetting off to KL for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

"What a great car," he enthused.

"The is what I miss in Europe... awesome Aussie muscle cars."

Webber was almost certainly more comfortable in the borrowed F6 than he was in the Renault-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car on Sunday. Webber was clobbered by Rubens Barrichello's Brawn in the first corner and struggled with an aill-handling car for the rest of the 58-lap Australian Grand Prix.