on February 26, 2014 Off the track news with 7 comments

Despite announcing his retirement from Formula One racing, Mark Webber will be back on track at Albert Park during Australian GP week.

The Australian driver will take to the track on two feet when he helps to launch the Champion Edge program with a track run around the Grand Prix circuit on Tuesday 11 March at 5pm and will be joined by a crowd of students.

“It’s been 12 months since I’ve been on the Albert Park circuit but instead of being behind the wheel of an F1 car, this year I’ll be lining up on the grid in my running shoes with a group of energetic teenagers,” Mark said.

Champions Edge

Champion Edge is a new motivation and education program with a focus on health and fitness for 13-16 year old Australians. The program was developed by leading educators, health & fitness experts and motivators and is designed to inspire teenagers to find their own formula for success in life through motivational seminars, social media community, physical challenge events and an online learning tool.

“The 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will provide a fantastic backdrop to launch this initiative and I’m sure all the teenagers who are involved will enjoy the experience.

“It’s going to be very different for me to be back in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix week and not racing, but I’m looking forward to completing a lap around the circuit, albeit at a slower speed.”

To find out more about the program and how students can join Mark at Albert Park for the run:



  • Emmanuel Goussot
    on February 26, 2014 Reply

    This is what you are good at, endorsing young people’s ambition

  • ann
    on February 26, 2014 Reply

    Hoping to pop along and watch.

  • wassa
    on February 26, 2014 Reply

    Have a crack at the V8’s around Bathurst, its going to be a very different year in F1 with out you as a stable player.

  • Scott Hewitt
    on February 26, 2014 Reply

    Such an awesome initiative by an awesome #AussieGrit LEGEND! Nice one Mark, as one of your thousands of F1 (and now Porsche Racing) fans I’m so proud of your efforts to give back to the community.

  • Gary
    on February 27, 2014 Reply

    Good on ya Mark for helping out, you will always be a champion to all Aussies.

  • Bruno Ferket
    on March 4, 2014 Reply

    Althought I will miss you on the grid I still hope I see you on TV or read more on your website. Enjoy your new life & keep on doing good stuff like this.

  • Mike Howell
    on March 13, 2014 Reply

    Shank’s pony probably more reliable than a Renault engine

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