Webber collects Bruce McLaren Award at BRDC awards

NEW Benetton test driver Mark Webber received the prestigious Bruce McLaren Award at the annual British Racing Drivers' Club Awards at the weekend.

The award, presented by McLaren chairman Ron Dennis in London, is in recognition for the most meritorious performance by a Commonwealth driver.

The former Arrows test driver said: "It's nice to receive an award from my peers as a way of their acknowledgment of my efforts in 2000. Britain is the home of the international motorsport industry, so to win an award here is very special."

Australian Webber, who finished third in this year's FIA International F3000 Championship with European Arrows, joined British driver David Coulthard as an award winner after the McLaren driver picked up a BRDC gold star for his efforts this year.

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