Webber’s expert advice for Tom

Ingram (third from left) with Webber (centre) at the camp
Ingram (third from left) with Webber (centre) at the camp

Tom Ingram’s first outing as a British Racing Drivers’ Club SuperStar saw the talented youngster ace put through his paces by fellow Vale resident and ex-F1 man Mark Webber.

Tom Ingram’s first outing as a British Racing Drivers’ Club SuperStar saw the talented youngster put through his paces by fellow Vale resident and ex-F1 man Mark Webber.

The two-day fitness and nutrition workshop took place at the state-of-the-art Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone, in the presence of the German sportscar manufacturer’s new endurance racing recruit – and its newest racer in the shape of Aston Clinton man Webber.

On the agenda were challenges as diverse as cycling, strength conditioning, yoga, resistance work, early-morning runs and athletic workouts.

It left Ingram well-equipped to approach his forthcoming Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut in peak physical form.

Ingram was able to pick up some tips from a man who fought for the F1 title on no fewer than five occasions during the course of a stellar top flight career.

“We had a Q&A session with Mark, which allowed us to quiz him on his experiences and learn from him,” Ingram said.

“He is somebody who has always taken his fitness very seriously, so his insights into the ‘dos and don’ts’ was invaluable.

“To have somebody like that on tap to glean information from was fantastic, and really underlined the advantages of being part of the BRDC SuperStars scheme.”