FIA World Endurance Champion and two-time Monaco Grand Prix winner, Mark Webber is one of motorsport’s most popular and high-profile stars. He enjoyed 12 years at the pinnacle of a sport that requires extraordinary levels personal preparation, teamwork and constant innovation. In that time he notched up 215 races, nine victories and helped Red Bull Racing to four consecutive Constructors’ World Championships.
At the end of 2013 Mark hung up his F1 boots and rejoined sports-car racing as part of Porsche’s return to the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014. helping Porsche to the World Manufacturers Title twice, and becoming World Drivers’ Champions in 2015 – making Mark the first Aussie FIA World Champion since Alan Jones in 1980. Since retiring as a driver in 2016, Mark is now on the other side of the microphone as a part of the F1 punditry teams in the UK (Channel 4) and Australia (Channel Ten).
Off the track, keen on outdoor pursuits and wanting to give back to his home country, Mark launched the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge in 2003. Currently taking a sabbatical, the seventh cycle of the gruelling charitable adventure race took place in December 2013 and to date the event has raised over $1.5 million AUD for charities in Australia. At the end of 2015 Mark’s long anticipated autobiography ‘Aussie Grit’ was published. It has since become an international bestseller, covering everything from his early days at home in Queanbeyan, through to his ultimate success as a Grand Prix winner and global sports personality.
The mental and physical preparation required for world class performance
Staying ahead in the face of elite competition
Analysing the dynamics behind a champion team
Balancing risk and reward: Knowing when the moment is right to put everything on the line
Why the human factor remains so important – even in a technology driven sport