In the high-stakes world of Formula 1, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Australian motor-racing 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 summit 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 sports. 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 big characters of Formula 1, 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 Australian.
Shortlisted for Cross Sports Book Awards International Autobiography of the Year 2016.
Mark Webber was born in 1976 in Queanbeyan, NSW. In 1996 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 after 12 years in F1, 13 pole positions, 19 fastest laps and 42 podium finishes including nine race wins. 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.