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Mark Webber calls time on his racing career

Mark Webber, Porsche driver, Silverstone 6h 2014
Mark Webber ahead of his first competitive drive in the Porsche 919 Hybrid at the 2014 Silverstone 6-Hour race on 20 April that year. The #20 Porsche would finish third in its debut race

At the end of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season Mark Webber will quit his professional racing career. 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.

After the Bahrain race, new tasks await the nine times Formula One Grands Prix winner. The 40-year old Webber will represent Porsche at global events and, as a consultant, will contribute by lending his experience to the motorsport programmes of the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. 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 Porsche’s second representative. Both are distinguished by a successful racing career as well as by a huge affinity to Porsche.

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