Aussies Mark Webber and Sally Fitzgibbons may have played bridesmaids so far this season to their Red Bull team-mates, but there’s no shame in that – just ask Pippa Middleton.
Her fancy sister might have been all the hype earlier in the year, but the saucy lass from Kensington way has proven that “behind” isn’t always a bad term. I mean, who’s dominating all the covers of those trashy women’s mags now? Pip Middleton and her fine behind, that’s who. And last time I checked, marrying a dude who’s balding quicker than your grandad is no prize.
Anywho, if you want more examples, look no further than two of Red Bull’s very own athletes. Sebastien Vettel came from behind to win last year’s F1 championship and Mick Fanning came from behind to claim the 2009 ASP World Title from Joel Parkinson - both in the final round.
And who can forget about Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy? Just another classic example of good guys, down on their luck, making good. A touching story, really.
Like Charlie Sheen, “winning” is in the blood of Sal and Potsie – yep, Mark Webber’s nickname is “Potsie”, named after the Happy Days* character. So don’t discount them for this year’s titles.
Sal just returned from Mexico where it’s understood she undertook Keith Richards-like blood transfusions in a effort to claim the ASP women’s crown from stablemate Carissa Moore. That’s probably not true, but that ever so delicious Mexican food won’t do her any harm.
And Mark, the only thing more competitive than him is the battle between Wes Carr and Altyan Childs for the worst “musician” in Australian reality TV history. But let us not forget Casey Donovan. The fact remains, there are still nine rounds left in the race for the F1 title, beginning with this weekend’s British GP at Silverstone and Mark is sitting third in the championship.
And for Sal, there are still at least two events left on the tour(Hawaii is still under negotiation) for her to snatch her first ever title. Only Sal and Carissa can win the Dream Tour and just one tour win stands between them.
So fear not, Red Bull teamsters – 2011 and the year of the Bull is only just beginning. Except for Altyan Childs – year’s over, Pal. Move
*Gen Yers, Happy Days is an old TV show, not a McDonald’s limited time only special on McHappy Meals.