Mark named in Australia Day Honours List

on January 26, 2017 Uncategorized with 11 comments
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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.”

11 Comments

  • Anne Lambert
    on January 26, 2017 Reply

    We couldnt be more proud of you, keep being your awesome self cos we love you that way. x

  • Dave
    on January 26, 2017 Reply

    Well done Mark. Well deserved! Long time fan.

  • Pauline Gotts
    on 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 Skelton
    on 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 Willems
    on January 26, 2017 Reply

    Heartiest congratulations Mark. Absolutely deserved.

  • Michael Anderson
    on January 26, 2017 Reply

    A true International aussie ambassador mate, we’ll deserved!

  • scott
    on January 26, 2017 Reply

    Well done champ!

  • Shane Baker
    on 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.

  • Guzzie
    on January 27, 2017 Reply

    Congratulations Mark
    Top man

  • allan
    on January 27, 2017 Reply

    congratulations . theres more than one way to be world champ.

  • Tim
    on 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 🙂

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