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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.”