Mark Webber was handed an official reprimand by the FIA race stewards after the Australian Grand Prix for his part in the collision with Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren.

The Red Bull driver was involved in an exciting battle with Hamilton and Fernando Alonsi during the closing stages of the race when he lost control under braking into Turn 13 and slammed into the back of Hamilton’s McLaren.

Mark Webber pits for a new nose cone after hitting Hamilton

While Hamilton somehow managed to scramble out of the gravel trap without damage to finish an eventual 6th, Webber lost his front wing in the exchange and had to pit for repairs on his way to a disappointing 9th.

It had not been their first exchange on the track either, for Webber had attempted to defend his position from Hamilton earlier in the race, with the two banging wheels into Turn 3.

Hamilton complained to spoke with the race stewards after the race, and Mark was handed a reprimand by the stewards for his part in the avoidable accident.

It was a sorry weekend at home for Mark, indeed.

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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