Actually Mark was in Melbourne for his book launch in December. But the Abu Dhabi test in late November anyway.djos wrote:No he hasnt needed surgery for well over 12 months, that was just a rumour someone started. The book was launched in Australia and Webber was in the UK relaxing.Mandrake wrote: I don't remember it exactly, but wasn't Webber having a surgery or went to promote his book? It wasn't Vettel wanting to do all the running with the new tires.
And whilst his fractured shoulder couldn't be operated on, he was getting pre-race injections to cope with it.
Surely pre-season testing on new tyres would have helped any driver get up to speed on them, and it can be argued that Seb testing & Mark not proves this, one look at Heidfeld's season counters this very much!