F1 » 'Heroic' Webber kept quiet so as not to 'weaken his position'


Two former F1 drivers-turned-TV pundits have argued that Mark Webber did the right thing in not informing his team about his late-season shoulder injury in 2010, contending that to do so would only have 'weakened his position' at Red Bull Racing

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darren - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 12:25 PM

Ok it made sense to keep the injury he was carrying under wraps for those reasons.

But I have to ask why reveal it? The reason for this is because he lost and he now has an excuse.

Yes, it's undoubtedly ballsy to race an F1 car at the sharp end whilst in such pain - but a hero no. A hero would have gritted his teeth and, most importantly, never have felt the need to mention it to anybody.

Why not just let Vettel celebrate a well-deserved title and re-group for next season? 2010's racing is over.

rob01

December 08, 2010 12:29 PM

Heroic my a$$. He fell off a bike. And Red Bull treats their drivers equal. So how could he have weakened his position. One paragraph in a book and now we have a LEGEND in the making. Webber was only covering his a$$ by not telling the team he was biking while leading the championship. He put his own job in jeopardy by doing it and now he is heroic. Second time in a year he was knocked off a bike. The dumba$$ cant drive and can't bike.

richard

December 08, 2010 1:11 PM

i watch moto gp at times, and there, rossi raced for half the year with a badly damaged shoulder. bike riding is far more physical, yet rossi got on with the job, and was quite competitive with it. stuck and danner have both said that the damage cant have been too bad.
i know that i am a sceptic, but i still cannot understand why webber did not make it public, immediately after abu, but instead put it in a book. it would be nice for the fia to issue a statement on the matter.

cmc1 - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 1:14 PM

And you drive and bike more successfully than Webber Rob01?
Then again who gives a $hight! At least Webber has a story to tell.
Keep drivin that armchair. You Legend. What a hero.

Bob - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 1:24 PM

Hey lay of Richard, he is just expressing his opinion..again... and again... and again. Must have shares in Crash .. but I digress. Richard we get it Webber is not your favourite and you are not entirely convince he belongs in a decent car.. we get it.. we have been getting it for a couple of years... However if we don't like it we can just not visit crash and pretend it didn't happen... unless it comes out on wikileaks in which case.. I told you all! ( Yes I am rambling.. but it's my right goddammit!) :o)

cmc1 - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 1:26 PM

Just as RBR, when your promoting a product, in this case a book, any controversy or publicity good or bad is worth it's weight in gold. If you want to be critical about Mark Webber's book how about you read it first!

Bob - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 1:33 PM

Look I reckon more power to Webber.. he isn't going to have a drive for too much longer and red bull don't have much Webber merchandise anyway for him to share in the money when he is in a zimmerframe.. go on everyone support the Webber retirement plan.. go buy some aussiegrit stuff from his website , actually in fairness I have a few red bull pieces and a couple of aussiegrit and I think that Marks stuff is a bit better.. but again I digress, mostly from lack of sleep and too much pepsi..

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