From humble beginnings, to having nine F1 wins, plus a FIA World Endurance Championship under his belt, Mark Webber is the essence of Aussie Grit. And if you need more convincing, search the internet R.E. his two horror crashes at Le Mans, 1999. During one of which, his Mercedes-Benz CLR skidded off the track at high-speed – on its roof! Coming back from this is incident is pure guts ‘n’ determination.
From the age of 15, everything in Mark Webber’s life has been dedicated to racing. Karting, Formula Ford, Formula 3, then Formula 3000, before stepping into Formula One (full time) in 2002. After 12 seasons and 215 starts in motorsport’s pinnacle category, Mark found a new home at Porsche in 2013.
In 2015, Webber was key to delivering Porsche’s richly-deserved and well-earned FIA World Endurance Championship. And doing so just one year after Porsche’s return to Sports Car Racing following a 16-year absence. Together with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley, Webber fought hard in their Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype to finish the year at the top of a very high-quality LMP1 field.
Despite still driving as good as ever, Mark announced his retirement from professional racing at the end of 2016.
“I’m very, very happy to finish in this form,” Mark said in 2017, “and looking forward to the break.”
Having hung up his helmet following an illustrious career, Mark is relishing in his new role as a Porsche brand ambassador and special consultant.