F1 » JYS: Webber suffered more pain than any driver in F1 history


Sir Jackie Stewart has lauded Mark Webber's fightback from the injuries he suffered ahead of the 2009 F1 season, and tipped him for more success this year.

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. Lucifer

March 25, 2010 7:59 AM
Last Edited 1568 days ago

While I have no doubt Mark has suffered a lot of pain, I would think Niki Lauda coming back just 6 weeks after being seriuosly burnt and with broken bones after his massive crash in Germany 1976 has to be the most courageous comeback in any circumstance let alone in any sport!!

This is from formula1.com....

In hospital, with first to third degree burns on his head and wrists, several broken bones and lungs scorched from inhaling toxic fumes, Niki Lauda was given up for dead and administered the last rites by a priest.

Six weeks later, with blood seeping from the bandages on his head, he finished fourth in the Italian Grand Prix.

Dr Drew - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 8:42 AM

Not to mention Stewart's friend and former team mate Graham Hill, whose legs were virtually destroyed in a tyre deflating accident in the US Grand Prix in 1969. He came back to win an F1 race, at Silverstone, and won Le Mans too.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 10:06 AM

JYS must have been having an off-day, all the above are good examples and certainly no less worthy than MW, laudible as his recovery has been. I would suggest that there are two people who stand head and shoulders above the rest on this. David Purley and Alessandro Zanardi. Those who don't know the stories should check them out, simply inspiring.

Aussie Racer - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 10:13 AM

Was Webber faced with a priest giving him the last rites? NO (and I hope Webber or any other driver never hears the last rites) so therefore Lauda's accident and recovery was much more significant. And I am a Webber fan!!!!!!!!!!

Cbee - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 10:20 AM

Oh Jackie, have you forgotten poor Roger Williamson who was trapped in a burning car and ended up starved of oxygen and burning to death.

The physical and mental anguish he went through was worse than moaner Webber has ever been through.

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