Mark Webber received one of the highest national honors of his homeland Australia – Officer of the Order of Australia. He was awarded for his contribution as a driver and motorsport ambassador to society in the country, as well as his work with a number of medical and youth organizations.
40-year-old Webber retired from active sports at the end of last year. His debut in Formula 1 was in 2002. He was a Grand Prix driver until 2013, working for Minardi, Jaguar, Williams and Red Bull. The Australian had 9 wins and 42 podiums in 215 starts, as well as 13 polepositions and 19 fastest laps.
Mark Webber has 9 F1 wins and is 2015 world champion in WEC
In 2014 he became a Porsche driver in the WEC (World Endurance Championship). In 2015 Webber became champion in the series. His best ranking in the 24 Hours of Le Mans was second in the same season.
After his retirement, Mark became brand ambassador of Porsche. Beyond his sports career, he engaged in charity work and organizes the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, proceeds of which are also donated to various causes.
I grew up in a fantastic country, super proud to carry the Australian flag colours on my race helmet for past 22 years. ??? https://t.co/EQn3s2nt3l
— Mark Webber (@AussieGrit) 26 January 2017