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Aussie Grit

My Formula One Journey
Narrated by: Nicholas Osmond
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, went head to head for the world championship. There could be only one winner.

Since retiring from Formula One, Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America and was lucky to escape with his life.

But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world.

In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style, Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One racetrack, from his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, from scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned world champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story.

Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

©2016 Mark Webber (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Aussie grit

I Really enjoyed the book, a true legend and a gentleman to the racing world.

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Somewhat disappointing

I love F1 and always liked Webber. It is a shame that he didn't narrate his own book because Osmond does not have the charisma of a racer and his delivery is pedestrian. I assume this is why Webber's story was a bit more of a yawn that it might have been. Certainly Mark would not gave mispronounced so many, mainly French, names and places wrong.

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bloody brilliant

loved it very emotional story of marks life
very well read as well good listen





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Team Webber

Interesting to hear about Webbers difficult route to F1, plus RBR politics, good listening, recommended

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great book with more reader preparation

good book. would be better if the reader had studied and learnt how things and places were pronounced properly. other than that great

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A True Sporting Gentleman

I've always been a fan of Mark Webber mainly because of the way he conducted himself in an around Formula one.... This is a great insight into his career thus far.... in my eyes a Formula one world champion without actually gaining that title....

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great listen

superb biography. will listen again and again.

red bull has gone from a freeride company to a corporate ogre. shame

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let down by the narration

Big fan of mark, but the narration was so poor in my view really let the book down , there's not that much about mark and the inside of f1 much less about the seb feud also. I've put in for a refund on this just not worth a credit in my opinion. As has been said already your better off having a read of his Wikipedia page.

Such a monotone emotionless narrator I'm sorry but I found it very hard to finish this because of it.

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loved Marks just give it a go attitude

Aussie Grit by Mark Webber is an absolute must for every F1 fan with excellent narration by Nicholas Osmond

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Really enjoyed this book well read and good story from man from down under 👍

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  • Neb
  • 01-09-16

this story change my perspective of Mark Webber.

I used to really like Mark Webber, now I realize he is just a dumb jock. he blames everyone else for his performances and wouldn't be in the racing position he has been if it wasn't for his partner Ann. the story definitely was not written by him.

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  • @MarkSalyer
  • 17-09-18

Exceptional read.

A great view into Mark Webber and his life in Formula 1. It makes the sport real to the outsider and the drivers more human.

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  • Devil Centurion
  • 21-07-18

Webber is a Legend.

I am a huge F1 fan. This inside story is amazing the part with Michael Schumacher at Monaco hit me hard. Mark deserved better than what RBR did to him but he rocked it anyway. Excellent Excellent Listen!

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  • Varun K
  • 09-04-18

Great read,

Fierce honest and sincere...takes you into the inner wheeling and dealing of F1 and what it took to get there. Also a balanced view of all drivers, and personalities over Mark’s career, great read for any F1 or motorsport fan.

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  • Carl Jarrett
  • 13-03-18

Awesome for any F1 fan

Great performance by the narrator, and awesome book by Mark Webber. Lots of great insights into the F1 world and more.

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  • Erika Smith
  • 24-01-18

great for any racing fan

great insight into the f1 machine seen through the eyes of one of the best drivers ever

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  • Evan Wills
  • 11-09-17

A real look inside a top level drivers life

a great account of the journey Mark took to reach the top and stay there. A true class act and inspiration to sport lovers. The book is delivered in a way that relates to the reader and really brings to light who the man under the helmet is. Great read!

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  • Paul K.
  • 26-08-17

Really fun to hear the inside story and a holistic view

I really enjoyed how this taught me a lot about F1 that I didn't know and in fact, the sporting press had indeed gotten wrong. I hope at some point he updates it to include his WEC overall victory. Fair and balanced, with admissions of his own faults along the way. If only it was narrated by him, but eventually you forget about that :)

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  • Tim Bo
  • 19-01-17

Avid F1 fan; loved it!

I follow F1 very closely and started watching right around the time Mark got in to F1. It was a fantastic book! It was neat to hear familiar names in the current F1 era and about Mark's pre-F1 journey.

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  • Nicholas Keller
  • 21-10-16

Great story

Great story for anyone who has any interest in formula 1. Hearing the baxk story is awesome.