Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Sir Jackie Stewart (l-r)
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Sir Jackie Stewart (l-r)

Stuttgart. At the end of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season Mark Webber will quit his professional racing career to become Porsche special representative. The six-hour race in Bahrain on November 19 will be the last time the reigning World Champion from Australia will compete as a works driver.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

Afterwards new tasks await the nine times Formula One Grands Prix winner: 40-year old Mark Webber will represent Porsche at global events and as a consultant will contribute by lending his experience to the motorsport programmes of the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

This includes talent research as well as driver training for up and coming professionals and the huge number of worldwide Porsche amateur racers. Alongside rally legend Walter Röhrl (69) Webber is now the make’s second representative.

Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber

Both are distinguished by a successful racing career as well as by a huge affinity to Porsche.

“Mark Webber stands for everything what Porsche implies: sportsmanship, power of endurance, straightforwardness and focused work for success. He is full of beans and always a thoughtful listener.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

I want to thank Mark for his great performance in the World Endurance Championship and am pleased he will remain tightly connected to Porsche in the future”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1, is sorry to see the driver retire from the cockpit. “Already in the important period of building up the programme, Mark has strengthened us with all his experience and he seamlessly integrated himself into the team.

Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Dempsey Racing Proton: Patrick Dempsey (l-r)
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Dempsey Racing Proton: Patrick Dempsey (l-r)

Behind the wheel he is a fair fighter, never shy of even the toughest wheel-to-wheel battle. At the same time, he thinks strategically and is team orientated. This mixture makes him invaluable as an endurance racer.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber,
Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

Winning the 2015 drivers’ world championship together with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley almost seemed to be a logical consequence. Also thanks to his performance, we hope to win the world championship titles for manufacturers and drivers again in 2016.”

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1 (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1 (l-r)
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Brad Pitt, Porsche Team: Mark Webber (l-r)
Brad Pitt, Porsche Team: Mark Webber (l-r)
Porsche 919 Hybrid (2), Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb, Porsche Team (1): Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

Porsche 919 Hybrid (2), Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb, Porsche Team (1): Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Oliver Blume (Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG), Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der Porsche AG (l-r)
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Oliver Blume (Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG), Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der Porsche AG (l-r)
Detlev von Platen, Vorstand Vertrieb und Marketing Porsche AG, Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Detlev von Platen, Vorstand Vertrieb und Marketing Porsche AG, Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard (l-r)
Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1,  Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Fritz Enzinger, Leiter LMP1, Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber (l-r)
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber (l-r)
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche Team: Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Timo Bernhard,Dr. Oliver Blume (Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG) Mark Webber (l-r)
Timo Bernhard,Dr. Oliver Blume (Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG) Mark Webber (l-r)
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber
FIA WEC 2015: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r), winning the World Championship *** Local Caption *** Hoch Zwei / Juergen Tap
FIA WEC 2015: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r), winning the World Championship *** Local Caption *** Hoch Zwei / Juergen Tap
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb