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Mark Webber, 2006

Robin Sellick

type C photograph on paper (frame: 117.0 cm x 122.5 cm, image: 100.0 cm x 117.0 cm)

Mark Webber AO (b. 1976), racing driver, 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. Having moved to the Red Bull team in 2007, he won his first Grand Prix in Germany in 2009; over twelve years in the sport, he won nine races, including the Monaco and British Grand Prix twice each, and graced the podium 42 times. He spent three years racing for Porsche, becoming FIA drivers' world endurance champion, before retiring from driving altogether to pursue other extreme sports. In 2015 he published his autobiography, Aussie Grit.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006
© Robin Sellick

Accession number: 2006.30

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Artist and subject

Robin Sellick (age 39 in 2006)

Mark Webber AO (age 30 in 2006)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Mark Webber video: 4 minutes 4 seconds
Mark Webber video: 4 minutes 4 seconds
Mark Webber video: 4 minutes 4 seconds
Mark Webber video: 4 minutes 4 seconds

Mark Webber

'You've got to make of it what you will'

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Champion racing driver, Mark Webber, discusses his childhood and racing career.

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Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute

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Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.