Mark named in Australia Day Honours List
Mark Webber was today named as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honours list.
The proud Aussie received his country’s highest national honour for ‘distinguished service to motor sport as a competitor and ambassador, and to the community through fundraising and patronage of a range of medical and youth support organisations.’
Mark spoke with a News Corp reporter about the recognition; “I didn’t expect it at all. It’s a bit of a surprise, but I think it’s an absolute honour to be recognised at that level. It’s been a long-term run over here. I left a long time ago, and it’s been nice to fly the flag. You don’t look back too much … but I hope I represented Australia as best I could.”
Anne Lamberton January 26, 2017 Reply
We couldnt be more proud of you, keep being your awesome self cos we love you that way. x
Daveon January 26, 2017 Reply
Well done Mark. Well deserved! Long time fan.
Pauline Gottson January 26, 2017 Reply
Congratulations Mark you deserve it, it is just a shame that the UK has not recognised your talent in the same way, because you live here too. I have been a fan of yours for a long time
Diana Skeltonon January 26, 2017 Reply
Well done, Mark. This is a huge honour.
Still following your successes after all these years. Your old Science teacher is very proud of you!
Dr Christiaan Willemson January 26, 2017 Reply
Heartiest congratulations Mark. Absolutely deserved.
Michael Andersonon January 26, 2017 Reply
A true International aussie ambassador mate, we’ll deserved!
scotton January 26, 2017 Reply
Well done champ!
Shane Bakeron January 27, 2017 Reply
Well done, Aussie Grit. Saw you drive at Le Mans 2016. It was the best time I’ve ever had. We were in the Porsche marquee at the start of the pit strait, meals, drinks the lot. Got to talk with some of the older Porsche drivers. But mate, those jelly beans you guys threw out at the drivers parade, on the Friday eve, that was tight, bloody crook actually.
Guzzieon January 27, 2017 Reply
allanon January 27, 2017 Reply
congratulations . theres more than one way to be world champ.
Timon January 27, 2017 Reply
Well deserved Mark. You have done Australia proud. Even at the trying points of your career you still handled yourself in the most Aussie ways possible. Great work. Only thing left to do is add a bathurst 1000 to the resume 🙂
Kevin Piddickon February 6, 2017 Reply
Congratulations Mark – we are proud of your achievements
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