Mark Webber says `proud` of great F1 career ahead of retirement

Updated: Sep 24, 2013, 11:20 AM IST

London: Red Bull driver Mark Webber has said that he has had some great highs and some hard lows in his Formula One career but can look back with pride as he draws closer to the end of an eventful career.

According to the Guardian, Webber expressed that he never imagined he would race in over 200 grand prix races with some pretty special wins on the big stage.

The Australian revealed that he had food poisoning in one race but he still finished it and has also once competed with fractured ribs.

In late June Webber announced his decision to retire from Formula One and join Porsche next year, when he will race sports cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the report said.