MARK’S RETURN TO ALBERT PARK
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.
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 Goussoton February 26, 2014 Reply
This is what you are good at, endorsing young people’s ambition
annon February 26, 2014 Reply
Hoping to pop along and watch.
wassaon 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 Hewitton 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.
Garyon February 27, 2014 Reply
Good on ya Mark for helping out, you will always be a champion to all Aussies.
Bruno Ferketon 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 Howellon March 13, 2014 Reply
Shank’s pony probably more reliable than a Renault engine