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In 1997, Web­ber, run­ning out of money fast and heav­ily in debt to his F3 team, thought his rac­ing ca­reer was over. It was Pe­ter Wind­sor, for­mer Wil­liams team man­ager and later a re­spected F1 jour­nal­ist, who sug­gested Mark con­tact David Cam­pese, the great Aus­tralian rugby winger.

Web­ber re­mem­bers, “At one point, we were so be­hind on pay­ments that we de­cided to ask David Cam­pese for help. He played union with Dad for the Quean­beyan Whites, so he knew our fam­ily well, and if any­one was go­ing to buy into what I was try­ing to do, we thought it would be him. In the end, he paid some­thing like £ 50,000 ($ A84,000), which was just un­be­liev­able, and it meant that we could keep go­ing.”

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