Mark Webber feeling almost 100% after leg surgery

Formula One News » Mark Webber feeling almost 100% after leg surgery

At the end of 2008 Mark Webber suffered what could have been a career ending accident, when cycling he collided with a car breaking his leg ahead of the 2009 f1 season.

Many were unsure about his condition, but Mark managed to get into a car ahead of the 2009 formula 1 season and competed in every event since, with a metal rod inserted into his leg.

Recently Mark finally had the metal rod removed from his leg and stepped back into the car for pre-season testing at Jerez last week.

“[I felt] really comfortable, the leg is no problem at all,” Webber said. “I’m probably a little bit behind on condition, but not by much. I’ll be ready to go in Melbourne, I’m completely on target for that. I felt better in the car than I thought I would.
“I was in the car for a long period, about two and half hours at one point, so it was a little stiff but that’s normal. It will be fine and when the adrenaline is going there will be zero problems.”

“It never affected me when I was racing. It affected me when I was doing other sports such as water skiing and mountain biking because I knew it was not going to be beneficial to re-brake my leg with a rod in there.”

“Now I have it out I’m not going to be crazy but it’s a little bit of peace of mind from a recreational point of view. Also the mind is a great thing because I won’t forget the pain I had when I broke my leg so I’m actually getting a bit wiser as I get older, believe it or not.”

Post a Comment - Logged in as . Log out?

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *




    Ayrton Senna Limited Edition Print

    This is the first time the image has been released - an opportunity not to be missed.

    Click for details
  • 2015 F1 Drivers’ Championship

    1Lewis Hamilton169
    2Nico Rosberg159
    3Sebastian Vettel120
    4Kimi Raikkonen72
    5Valtteri Bottas67
    6Felipe Massa62
    7Daniel Ricciardo36
    8Daniil Kvyat19
  • 2015 F1 Constructors’ Championship

    4Red Bull55
    5Force India31