Humble beginnings: How Mark Webber transformed into a Formula One champion 9



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mark-webber-aussie-gritIf you enjoy a sporting memoir, this new release is for you. Born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, in 1976, Mark Webber moved to Europe in 1996 to pursue his motor racing dream.

In the high-stakes world of Formula One, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Mark. His career in Formula One stretched an incredible 12 years, saw him earn 42 podium finishes and triumph in nine races, including twice winning the crown jewel of F1, the Monaco Grand Prix.

But the road to the top of F1 racing is long and full of deadly twists and strange turns. In his long-awaited autobiography, Aussie Grit, Mark Webber, tells the incredible true story of the small town pizza delivery boy who climbed the apex of the world’s most dangerous sport.

With startling candour, Webber takes us on a thrill ride through the highs and lows of his amazing career, detailing the personal struggles that drove him, revealing the truth at last behind his rivalry with Red Bull Racing teammate Sebastian Vettel, and allowing us access-all-areas into a very private life played out on the public stage.

Filled with anecdotes about the great drivers, epic races and characters of Formula One, Mark Webber: Aussie Grit is a fascinating account of a life in the cockpit of an F1 rocket and the inspiring, no-punches-pulled story of a great, gritty Australian.

Now retired from Formula One, Mark continues to race internationally for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship and lives with his partner Ann and their menagerie of animals in Buckinghamshire, England.

Aussie Grit by Mark Webber
Buy it now from Dymocks


Karen O'Brien-Hall

I've had many careers in my life and loved each one! My new career blossomed when I retired and become an OAP. I am passionate about childhood literacy, books in general and my garden. I love Ballet, Opera, Concerts, Theatre, (both professional and community) and Movies. I tend to have opinions on most things and enjoy a good debate about the topic, not the person. In my thirties, I married my GOM (Gorgeous or Grumpy Old Man) the love of my life.

  1. Pineapples? Rough ends? I think F1 has many similarities to politics, Karen. Good bloke

  2. My husband loves F1 and is a big Mark Webber fan. I have bought him the book for Christmas. He is devastated that Ten is not showing all of the races anymore, and as we don’t have Foxtel he is missing out on his F1 fix. Not a happy Chappy.

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