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Mark Webber AO

b. 1976

Mark Webber AO (b. 1976) was born in Queanbeyan, NSW, and after early success in karting moved up through the ranks of Australian and European motor racing. In 2001 he joined the elite ranks of Formula 1, becoming official reserve and test driver with the Benetton team. His F1 racing debut came for the Minardi team in the 2002 Melbourne Grand Prix, where he finished fifth. The result earned Minardi its first championship points since the 1999 season, and made Webber only the fourth Australian in history to secure F1 points. In 2003, as lead racer with Jaguar, he finished 10th in the drivers' championship.

Updated 2018