The lives of players from different sports intertwine commonly through brand ambassadorship. Recently, Porsche Tennis shared a throwback picture of the German automobile’s brand ambassadors Maria Sharapova and Mark Webber.
Russian tennis player Sharapova is well-known as one of the great competitors of the sport. She claimed 36 titles including 5 Grand Slams and an Olympic silver medal in her career. Last year, the 33-year-old hanged her tennis racket once and for all.
Similar but different, Webber became a widely popular car racer who won 9 F1 Grands Prix. In 2016, the Australian retired from driving but continues to work with Porsche.
To promote the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in 2018, Maria drove with the Australian in Weissach, Germany. The same day, the world saw Webber in a passenger’s seat for the very first time.
Maria Sharapova scared Mark Webber while driving a Porsche
Started with a quick crash-course from the F1 racer, it ended as one of the specials moments of their lives. Sharapova got the hang of it instantly and then roared with the wheels of Porsche.
The official account of the Stuttgart Open, the city where Porsche is from, shared the picture of that day. They captioned it, “What could possibly scare a tough guy like Porsche Brand Ambassador @aussiegrit?” Aussie grit is Webber’s Instagram handle name and also a book he authored.
The reactions of both of them clearly show the amount of fun they had. While Sharapova is seen ecstatic driving the sports car, Webber looks simply amazed with the experience.
Ahead, the Australian took the wheels and gave the former tennis World No. 1 a ride she wouldn’t forget. Watch the entire experience of Mark and Maria in a Porsche.
Sharapova is embracing life outside tennis
Nevertheless, the only Career Slam owner of Russia, Maria will always have a place for tennis in her heart. Looking back, she will find a life filled with memories of the sport, and the day with Webber.
Tennis fans hope to see her around the tennis world for many more years to come. They all wish her great success in the new chapter of her life.