Driver Spotlight - Mark Webber

There is no need for special introduction to Australian Mark Webber (born on 27th of August 1976 ). For more than 10 years he was in media spotlight as one of top Formula One drivers. Never a championship title holder but always a constantly good driver and great sportsman. His career started in 1994 in Australian Formula Ford series and continued trough various formula type championships in his native Australia and Europe. However, in 1998 as one of promising young drivers he was given a chance to race for AMG Mercedes team in FIA GT Championship. His debut in endurance racing was very good since he finished 3rd overall at the end of 1998 season. In 1999, Webber raced the Mercedes-Benz CLR at 24 Hours of Le Mans and was involved in very scary crash when his CLR race car got airborne at very high speed and did back flip in air before it crashed in to the guard rails. Luckly, Webber was not hurt but the incident showed that CLR had very bad aerodynamic and down-force problems. After two seasons in endurance racing, Webber become test driver for the Arrows Formula One team and that is where his well known F1 career started.

 

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However, after 12 years in F, 217 races, 9 wins and 42 podium finishes, Mark Webber has come back to endurance seres racing for Porsche. In 2014 he was part of all star Porsche Le Mans team with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. The weapon of choice was a new LMP1-H car a Porsche 919 Hybrid. As we know, Porsche didn’t won the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans but with experienced and fast Mark Webber at the wheel of 919 Hybrid it might just do that in 2015, so stay tuned for more information regarding this great driver.

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