F1 legend Mark Webber will be in Brisbane this month for the launch of his new biography Aussie Grit.

In the high-octane world of Formula 1, only the fastest make it to the top. Chaos is just a moment away. A simple slip on the track could lead to a catastrophic crash, a deathly fireball. But the thrill is unmatched. Victory is exhilarating, the adrenaline of crossing the finish line a drug, and is an endless challenge.

Mark Webber 'Aussie Grit' cove edited

Few know what it’s like to rise to the top better than Australian Formula 1 legend Mark Webber. His career in F1 stretched an incredible 12 years, saw him earn 42 podium finishes and triumph in nine races, including twice winning the crown jewel of F1, the Monaco Grand Prix.

But the road to the top of F1 racing is long and full of deadly twists and strange turns. In his long-awaited autobiography, Webber tells the incredible true story of the small town pizza delivery boy who climbed the apex of the world’s most dangerous sport. With startling candour, Webber takes us on a thrill ride through the highs and lows of his amazing career, detailing the personal struggles that drove him, revealing the truth at last behind his rivalry with Red Bull Racing teammate Sebastian Vettel, and allowing us access-all-areas into a very private life played out on the public stage.

Filled with anecdotes about the great drivers, epic races and characters of Formula 1, Mark Webber Aussie Grit is a fascinating account of a life in the cockpit of an F1 rocket and the inspiring, no-punches-pulled story of a great, gritty Australian. To celebrate its release, Webber will be doing two book signings in Brisbane, one in the Queen Street Mall on Friday 15 July at 12pm and one at Westfield Carindale on Sunday 19 July at 11am.

For more information, see out event guide listings for the City and Carindale.