on November 19, 2013 Off the track news with 12 comments

I first met Ann in 1994 and at the end of my first year in Australian Formula Ford, dad asked her to help look for some sponsorship for my second year in the Championship. She secured a deal with Melbourne-based Yellow Pages who were already behind a Young Achievers-type programme and with Melbourne becoming the home of the Australian Grand Prix from 1996, they were keen to have a focal point of interest and involvement at the event.

Ann and me with my Yellow Pages livered F3 car at Donington Park in 1997.

Ann and me with my Yellow Pages livered F3 car at Donington Park in 1997.

When we moved to the UK at the end of ’96, Ann’s knowledge and contacts within British motorsport were invaluable; in those early days it was important to know who could be trusted and who couldn’t and to stay away from the sharks.



  • Jill and Brian
    on November 19, 2013 Reply

    Your getting my wife all emotional Mark! They say behind every great man is an even greater woman, you have found that woman in Ann she is a wonderful lady and you have always had great family support as well. Well done for all your achievements in F1 and good luck for your future in WEC, there’s some great times to come and we’ll be with you. All the best to you and your very proud family.

  • Tony NOSKE
    on November 19, 2013 Reply

    I have followed your career since the days in 94 & 95 when you raced with my son Mark in the Australian formula ford championship and you should be very proud of the success you have had and more importantly the way you have represented Australia and stayed true to the values learnt from your parents – best wishes for the future.

  • Boris
    on November 19, 2013 Reply

    Thanks Mark, it nice to see the other side of you, I know it personnel, but thank you for sharing a little bit. :>

  • Ralph Hardwick
    on November 20, 2013 Reply

    Good luck for the next chapter in your life. That photo of Ann and yourself with the F3 car is at Silverstone! I was lucky to be working for Mercedes Benz (LAT) covering the FIA GT Championship in 97 and 98 when you were with them too.

    • Mark Webber Site Manager
      on November 20, 2013 Reply

      Whoops, sorry – they thought it was Donington at first glance…it was a long time ago!

  • Jacqui Larkin
    on November 20, 2013 Reply

    “Congratulations” to you both on your success and honouring each other through what must have been at times one hell of a ride! “Go Team Webber!” Now just make sure I get a good race when I finally get overseas to watch you race Porsche WEC Mark! 😉

  • Jason norman
    on November 20, 2013 Reply

    A true legend in F1 one of the only drivers who says it how it is. Awesome good luck in Porsche

  • Mark
    on November 21, 2013 Reply

    You are a class act and as a fellow Porsche driver looking forward to watching you be successful with Porsche. I just watched you in person in at COTA. You are the true champ …

  • June
    on November 21, 2013 Reply

    Very excitd to watch your racing every time.I will always miss that.Best wishes for you!

  • Lisa
    on November 22, 2013 Reply

    Good luck for the future. Please write a book on your life in F1. I’m sure all your fans would love to read the real story behind the scenes at Red Bull!

  • Andrea H.
    on November 25, 2013 Reply

    You are a very sympathic and friendly guy! You’ll be in our mind. I wish you all the best for your future – have a lot of happy moments!
    Dear sincerely
    (from Austria)

  • Harri Frostell
    on October 24, 2014 Reply

    Through your career in F1 my dear lady, Solei and myself have been Your big fans. Thumbs up in WEC. Season´s greetings from Helsinki Finland.

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