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DRIVER PROFILE - Mark Winterbottom

FACTS ABOUT FROSTY
DATE OF BIRTH - 20 May, 1981
BIRTHPLACE - Sydney, NSW
LIVES - Melbourne, VIC
HEIGHT - 181cm
WEIGHT - 74kg
STATUS - Married. Wife – Renee, 2 x sons – Oliver (5) + Austin (2)
NICKNAME- Frosty
INTERESTS - Running, water sports, video games
CAR NUMBER - 1
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BIOGRAPHY

A stellar year in 2015 including a total of nine race wins and three pole positions saw Mark Winterbottom crowned the V8 Supercars Champion of 2015.

A new race engineer and a brand new model Falcon to work with gave the 2013 Bathurst winner a fresh start in 2015 ahead of his tenth season with the Prodrive Racing squad.

While a clean-sweep at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix kicked off his winning form, a podium at Tasmania before two race wins at Perth, and yet another win at the Winton SuperSprint saw Frosty take the championship lead and hold it for the remainder of the season.

To top off a year to remember, Winterbottom collected a total of 16 podiums as well as a second place finish at the Bathurst 1000. He also finished all 36 races that season.

While he has now won his maiden championship, Frosty is renowned as being one of the most consistent drivers in the field and has finished in the top five in the championship every year since joining Prodrive Racing.

Winterbottom first gained Ford support in 2001 when he made the jump from karts to single-seater racing in the Victorian Formula Ford series.

After finishing runner-up in the national series two years later he made the move to V8 Supercars where in a Falcon he claimed the Development Series title at his first attempt.

A move to the main game the following year saw him impress and despite being in modest surroundings he did enough to attract the attention of Ford’s factory team.

He switched to Prodrive Racing for 2006 where he stunned on debut to finish third overall against very experienced opposition and has been a frontrunner ever since.

V8 SUPERCARS CAREER STATS (end of 2015 season)
EVENT STARTS: 168
RACE STARTS: 384
RACE WINS: 36
PODIUMS: 105
POLES: 33
FRONT ROWS: 79

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