Mark Winterbottom

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The man known as ‘Frosty’ joined an elite group of drivers in 2013 when he claimed his maiden Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory – the first for the Ford factory team since 1977’s famous 1-2. While the title eluded him again due largely to a number of early-season incidents, his charge up the table from Austin in May through the final race in Sydney showed with a clean run he will again be a contender in 2014. With a recently-inked, long-term deal he is the face of Ford in V8 Supercars.

Winterbottom first came to the notice of Blue Oval fans for his domination in karting, where he regularly raced against now V8 Supercar rival Jamie Whincup.

Given a leg up into Formula Ford, he finished runner-up to Whincup in the 2002 national series before landing the deal of a lifetime with Stone Brothers Racing.

In his first V8 Supercars season, Winterbottom dominated to win the Dunlop Series and seal the Rookie of the Year Award but, with no spare seats at SBR, he was contracted out to Mark Larkham’s squad where he quickly learnt just how tough the V8 Supercars Championship could be.

After two seasons of toiling away, ‘Frosty’ moved to the works-backed Ford Performance Racing outfit in 2006, tasting his first podium, round win and race win all in the same season before finishing third in the championship – the first of four third places finish in the V8 Supercars Championship in his career so far. 

About

Engineer: Grant McPherson
Origins: Sydney, NSW; May 20, 1981
Resides: Melbourne, Victoria
Status: Married
Outside of Racing: Water sports, golf, Playstation
Personal Vehicle: FPV Falcon GT

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