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Aussie Grit

Narrated by: Nicholas Osmond
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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In the high-stakes world of Formula One, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Australian Formula One legend Mark Webber. His career in F1 stretched an incredible 12 years, saw him earn 42 podium finishes and triumph in nine races, including twice winning the crown jewel of F1, the Monaco Grand Prix.

But the road to the top of F1 racing is long and full of deadly twists and strange turns. In his long-awaited autobiography, Webber tells the incredible true story of the small town pizza delivery boy who climbed the apex of the world's most dangerous sport. With startling candour, Webber takes us on a thrill ride through the highs and lows of his amazing career, detailing the personal struggles that drove him, revealing the truth at last behind his rivalry with Red Bull Racing teammate Sebastian Vettel, and allowing us access-all-areas into a very private life played out on the public stage. 

Filled with anecdotes about the great drivers, epic races and characters of Formula One, Mark Webber's Aussie Grit is a fascinating account of a life in the cockpit of an F1 rocket and the inspiring, no-punches-pulled story of a great, gritty Australian.

©2019 Mark Webber (P)2019 Pan Macmillan AU

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Loved it

Always rated Mark Webber as an Aussie icon and someone to look up to as symbol of hard work and determination. This book took me back to all those late nights in Melbourne watching the European races being so incredibly nervous that he get off the line well.... Side note - Always thought Marko looked like a complete d!ck, so glad that was cleared up

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Nothing that you didn't know already.

If you have listened to any of Marks podcast interviews then you basically would already known his story. Was a bit bland and felt a bit pulled back especially about his time with red bull.

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true grit

loved it , great story, typical Aussie determination, well worth the listen, shame it had to end

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Should Be Called Uphill Grind

I knew Marks journey wasn't easy. I had no idea his best years & results at RBR were the time he received the least help (except financially). I knew Marco was hard work. I knew RBR had Vettle as their No 1 driver. I had no idea that Mark's time there was a mental rollacoaster. I wish he had won the title in 2010 & moved to Ferrari in 2012.

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I want another book!

the narrator almost sounded like mark. I loved it I was at the 2013 Melbourne race and missed meeting mark. learnt alot about what accually happened. I knew mark was as good as the person I though he was.

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Great insight, I should have read this earlier

Having followed Mark Webber closely as an avid Australian F1 fan, this booked helped sort out quite a few things that didn’t make sense about his time with Red Bull. The honesty and balance was very welcome, mind you a few points were drawn out a little far at times, but understandably and in fairness often to help build a wider and balanced context and narrative. If you love Motorsport this is a must read.

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Every aussie F1 fan should have a listen

Great listen, sounded like Webber was reading himself. Good insight to a successful career, ups downs and all the politics inbetween. Unfortuantly it takes the best to be the best, attitude, charismer, timing and talant, as good as Mark was he just fell short somewhere. Never the less one of the greatest Aussie sportsman I have seen, followed and cheered in my lifetime.