NEW YORK – Superstar Racing Experience officials have announced the addition of nine-time Formula One grand prix winner and World Endurance Championship titlist Mark Webber to the inaugural SRX driver lineup.
Webber who regularly goes by his social media handle “Aussie Grit,” most recently raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Porsche, where he accumulated eight wins in 25 starts, including the world title in 2015.
Between 2002 and 2013, Webber competed in 215 Formula One races, where he claimed nine victories with Red Bull Racing and finished on the podium 42 times.
He finished third in the FIA F1 World Drivers’ Championship in 2010 and 2012 and helped Red Bull to win four FIA F1 World Constructors’ Championships.
“I’ve had other offers to race since retiring from professional racing although nothing really excited me,” said Webber. “But, over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the U.S. racing scene much better, so this is a great opportunity for me to experience it first-hand.
“It is pretty special bringing together drivers from various classes, and I look forward to competing against old friends, and visiting some of America’s most renowned racing destinations.”
Since retiring from racing, Webber has become a brand ambassador for Porsche, Red Bull, Rolex, Hugo Boss and Mobil 1, and combines these roles with F-1 broadcasting duties for Channel 4 in the UK and Channel 10 in Australia.
He also manages Jaguar Racing Formula E driver Mitch Evans, and FIA Formula 3 hotshoe and fellow Australian Oscar Piastri.
Webber joins Tony Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte, Helio Castroneves and Willy T. Ribbs as the seventh confirmed driver for the series that will air Saturday nights in primetime on CBS next summer.