Author(s): Mark Webber
In the high-stakes world of Formula One, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Australian Formula One legend Mark Webber. His career in F1 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, 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.
Mark Webber was born in 1976 in Queanbeyan, NSW. In 1995 he moved to Europe to pursue his motor racing dream. He made his Formula One debut in 2002, and won his first race in 2009 at the German Grand Prix. He retired from Formula One at the end of 2013. In June 2014 he will be competing in the Le Mans 24-hour race for Porche. Mark now lives with his partner Ann and their dogs in Noosa.