Session - Formula 1 Champion, interviewed by Dr Catherine Ball
Mark Webber’s professional life has been driven by data: every F1 car contains 300 sensors which transmit 1.1 million telemetry data points per second to the pits. Join us for a fascinating conversation with nine-time Grand Prix winner and one of motorsport’s most popular and high-profile stars, Mark Webber, speaking with us live on stage at the ICC in Sydney.
FIA World Endurance Champion and two-time Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber made the decision to call time on his distinguished racing career in 2016. At only 40 years old and still winning races in the top flight of motorsport, the down-to-earth Australian explained that he felt the timing was right for him and he always hoped to retire on his own terms.
Perhaps best known for his twelve-year Formula One career, Mark hung up his F1 boots at the end of 2013 having notched up 215 races, nine victories - most notably becoming a double winner of both the prestigious Monaco and British Grands Prix – and accumulating an impressive tally of 42 podium finishes, 13 pole positions and 19 fastest laps. The Aussie finished third in the World Drivers’ Championship three times, including in his final year, lending credence to his wish to ‘step away while I’m still at the top of my game’.