Former Formula One driver and FIA World Endurance champion Mark Webber AO will be inducted into the 2018 Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.
Webber, who also joined the Board of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation last month, will be the 52nd inclusion into the Hall of Fame, to be held next March in Melbourne and presented by Speedcafe.com.
Webber joins other iconic names involved in Grand Prix racing such as Sir Jack Brabham, Alan Jones, Larry Perkins and Vern Schuppan.
“For me to join the list of other inductees is very, very special,” Webber said.
“Obviously the list includes a lot of heroes of mine.
“Ninety-nine per cent of my racing was done overseas and I am proud of that, but it is nice to be recognised for what we achieved and some of the results along the way.”
The Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame is an initiative of CAMS designed to recognise the contributions from every discipline of motorsport in Australia from circuit racing, motorcycling, speedway, drag racing, rallying, off-road and karting.
Chairman of the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame, Garry Connelly AM, said Webber was a true inspiration for motorsport.
“Mark has been a tremendous ambassador for our sport and country for many, many years, and it is a pleasure that we welcome him into the Hall of Fame,” Connelly said.
“You don’t have a nickname like ‘Aussie Grit’ unless you have earned it, and it is a total commitment to your craft.”
The dinner will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 23 March 2018.