F1 » Webber finished F1 2010 with a fractured shoulder


In his newly-published book reflecting on what was ultimately a 'nearly year' for him in F1, Red Bull Racing star Mark Webber has revealed that he carried a shoulder injury through the final four races

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Rob01 - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 5:48 PM

That's just an excuse. It also would be grounds to be released from his contract. Withholding information from the team. All the while spouting off that the team was biased towards Vettel.

James Montgomery

December 06, 2010 6:04 PM

Well that would explain the loss of form in the final 4 races!

You would have thought he'd learn by now to stop cycling?

Doesn't give him an excuse to winge and moan the way he did to the media about RBR in the last few races though... he could of handled the whole situation better.... as to me (not sure about anyone else) it looked like he had lost the will to drive and was picking someone to blame. :(

Nick Porter - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 6:07 PM

Surely the fact he was willing to continually expose a fractured shoulder to 4G kind of proves he was willing to drive...?

Fair play to the guy, in my mind deserved the championship more than anyone else anyway. This just makes it all the more impressive

richard

December 06, 2010 6:20 PM

i find it hard to believe. webber, and all other drivers, have physios who give them very stringent goings over. any fractured shoulder would have been apparent, and he would not have been allowed to race, by the fia medical team.

Nick Porter - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 6:38 PM

Well it says that the FIA and his physio were the only ones who knew... I remember the FIA did tests on Schumacher's leg when he returned back in 99, so i guess they would have done something similar?

He'd be pretty stupid to say this and it be untrue considering he is with RB next year as well. He's proven he is very considered when it comes to his comments, so personally, i don't doubt this.

John - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 6:39 PM

Not so... I broke my shoulder blade in two places and, while it was very painful at first, it was fine to live with and still use... In fact, I was encouraged to try to carry on as normal. So with painkillers, it is entirely possible to be fit to drive (under medical supervision). As for the FIA not allowing him to drive, many drivers carry injuries all the time... It's a part of the job, part of the reason they get paid so much. They put their necks on the line week in week out... for the team. Do you really think they actually walk out of those spectacular crashes completely unscathed?

The other Anderw - Unregistered

December 06, 2010 8:05 PM

Richard don't be so negative all the time. Its totally believable when you compare it against motogp. Those guys ride with fractures all the time and are far more physical on the bike than drivers who are strapped in to a car

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