My latest column in the Globe about Formula One racer Mark Webber's help to IndyCar driver Will Power...
Formula One driver Mark Webber doesn’t have to win the world title this year to be a champion in Will Power’s eyes.
That’s because without getting some financial aid from the Red Bull racer five years ago, Power’s career might have come to a screeching halt.
Instead, Webber pitched in to help his fellow Australian keep racing and Power is now leading the IndyCar Series championship on the strength of four wins and eight top-5 finishes going into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Although he excelled once given the chance, Power's success in IndyCar may never have happened had the pair not met in 2004 at the Silverstone circuit in England, when he was watching the British Formula 3 Series from the sidelines due to lack of funding.
Read the rest at the Globe and Mail.
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