Mark Webber drives across Melbourne's Bolte Bridge Mark Webber has kicked off his week of high-intensity media focus as Australia’s leading Formula 1 representative by driving a Red Bull F1 show car over Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge.

The event is part of a series of promotional exercises for next weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

Mark Webber greets the fans after his Bolte Bridge demonstration No stranger to driving across famous bridges (Mark performed a similar publicity stunt on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2005), Webber thrilled thousands of spectators who flocked to the Docklands Waterfront City area to view the action on the big screens and hear the roar of the engine as it passed overhead.

“The Australian Grand Prix is a world class event and something we should be very proud about,” Webber said of the event. 

Mark Webber chats with Greg Rust “Everyone works very hard there to put on a great show every year and it’s nice to be able to give something back to the city. It’s a great way of saying thank you for all the support the local people have offered me during the last few seasons and it’s a nice way to kick-start the grand prix week; I feel very privileged.”

After his bridge crossing, Webber delighted the crowds with a meet-and-greet opportunity, as well as an interview with OneHD’s head F1 presenter (and friend to Richard’s F1) Greg Rust.

[Original images via Australian Grand Prix]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.