Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

Author: Mark Webber

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509813551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark Webber reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track in Aussie Grit. Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles – it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story. Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

Pop Culture in Europe

Author: Juliana Tzvetkova

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844666

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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A fascinating survey of popular culture in Europe, from Celtic punk and British TV shows to Spanish fashion and Italian sports. • Makes connections between pop culture in Europe to that of the United States • Provides further readings and a bibliography at the end of the work • Includes sidebars throughout the text with additional anecdotal information • Features appendices with top-ten lists of songs, movies, and books

Performance at the Limit

Author: Mark Jenkins,Ken Pasternak,Richard West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316688208

Category: Business & Economics

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The world of Formula 1® is a powerful mirror to the world of management, where high performance relies on strong leadership, clear goals, selfless teamwork, innovation through constant learning and a winning culture. Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1® Motor Racing uses the case of Formula 1® to demonstrate how business can achieve optimal performance in highly competitive and dynamic environments. This third edition has been extensively updated, including a powerful new framework, 'The Performance Pyramid', recent interviews with leading figures in the industry, and a wide range of lessons for improved business practice. It will be an invaluable guide for managers and students of business alike.