Welcome to Life Out Loud, a series in which athletes look back on photos of memorable moments from throughout their careers and lives. In this special edition, Brendon Hartley and motor sports legend Mark Webber discuss some of their highs and lows and a bit of everything in between. To see more from Brendon and his ongoing video series, The Rookie, click here.
Brendon started his career racing go-karts as a young boy in New Zealand, and he has had the same race number ever since.
In 2009, Mark won the first of his nine career Formula One victories, in Germany. Despite suffering a drive-through penalty, Mark stood atop the podium ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa.
It may have been his fifth Formula One start, but it felt like the first. Brendon recalls the 2018 Australian Grand Prix with the fondest of memories.
During the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, Mark went wheel-to-wheel with his teammate and three-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel. The incident would famously be remembered as “Multi 21.”
In 2010, a year after his first win, Mark topped the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix — becoming the first Australian to win the historic race since Jack Brabham in 1959.
An FIA World Endurance Championship is a prize that not many have won. Brendon, Mark and their teammate, Timo Bernhard, added their names to the list of those who have in 2015, driving for Porsche in the LMP1 category.
Part of racing’s triple crown, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a race dreamed of by anyone who has ever raced a car. In 2017, Brendon accomplished one of his life’s goals by standing on the top step after winning Le Mans for his Porsche LMP Team.