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Mark Webber revealed that he took his helmet off during his slowing-down lap at the end of his final race to show fans the human side of the F1 driver.
Webber had finished second behind teammate Sebastian Vettel in his final race in F1 when he took off his helmet before waving to the fans on his return to parc ferme.
The Australian told Autosport that it wasn't an easy stunt to carry off but he was pleased to be able to show his face to the fans.
It's not easy to get the HANS device away from the helmet so I spent half a lap trying to get the left hand side off. I finally got it there but the cars are bloody noisy with no helmet on, I know that much... So it was really noisy, all the vibrations and you can hear lots of things that you don't want to be hearing with the helmet on, that's for sure.
In this sport, it's not always easy to show the person that's behind the wheel. We can in lots of other sports but in Formula 1 we've always got the helmet on so it was nice to drive back with the helmet off. The only time you're seen with the helmet off is on the podium if we have a good day.