jimmyboy wrote:Webber bashing is alive and well here.. its amazing how many Airchair experts here seem to have such clear insight into Mark, his character and how it 'should be done' Please grow up, show some intelligence or move on to the wiggles forum.
scotty86 wrote:Some hilarious comments here. If one of you naysayers had a cycling accident, does that mean you'd never go cycling again as you'd be assuming that another was inevitable? Nope, i doubt it!
marcush. wrote:--- happens in life ,but to not talk about it ,write a book and publish it BEFORE ending your career is a bit ...strange...maybe the end of the plot did not come out as planned and the book would sell eveen worse after the 2011season ,if Mark does not feature in the title hunt?
strad wrote:Lotta people makin a big deal outa this,,,It ain't nearly like Nuvolari.
It has emerged that you sustained a shoulder injury prior to the Japanese Grand Prix. Now everyone’s talking about it…
MW: "A little bit of information can be a dangerous thing! I came off a mountain bike while training between the races in Singapore and Japan, and an x-ray revealed a small fracture to my right shoulder. I was very confident it wouldn’t affect my performance in the car, which is why I didn’t tell anyone."
Do you regret not telling anyone at Red Bull Racing?
MW: "There was no need. The shoulder wasn’t causing me a problem, so there was no need to talk about it to anyone. If I’d had any issues with it in the car, then of course I would have told the team. But that wasn’t the case. I’ve never missed a Grand Prix but of course if I couldn’t drive the car a) safely and b) on the limit, I would have notified the team."
Why did you have a pain relief injection before the start at Suzuka?
MW: "The injection was an absolute precaution. It was the first time I was going to do more than 50 racing laps, plus qualifying that morning, so I took what was the best medical advice for race day."
How serious was the damage to the shoulder?
MW: "Many people will be aware that shoulder injuries can be complex but I was lucky this mishap didn’t affect my main line of work. In that sense, that was the most important thing to me."
Have you had an operation on the shoulder since the end of the season, as reported on the internet?
MW: "No I haven’t, so I can’t imagine where those stories came from. Some people have asked whether the shoulder was the reason I didn’t do the Abu Dhabi tyre test in November, but it had nothing to do with it. I was never down to do that test."
Has the amount of press interest surrounding the injury surprised you?
MW: "Yes, I think it must be a fairly quiet week news-wise."
If the fracture was a very small one and it didn’t impinge on your performance in the car, why did you decide to reveal it in your book?
MW: "It’s what the book is all about. I wanted to give the readers in Australia a closer insight to a sport that’s pretty hard for them to follow. I didn’t sit down after the season had finished with hindsight goggles on and pick and choose what went into it. We did it at the time after each race. It (the injury) is something that happened to me, it was part of my journey this season, so that’s why it’s in there."
WhiteBlue wrote:So if we believe Mark Webber:
- the accident had no impact on his driving performance whatsoever
- did not influence his performace relative to his team mate
- wasn't worth telling his team about
I think the points are a bit contradictory.
747heavy wrote:what´s the contradiction in them WB.
Only question is, if that´s all true, why mention it in the book now.
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