Webber ended season with broken shoulder
Red Bull's Mark Webber has disclosed that he raced the last four grands prix of the Formula One season with a broken shoulder and without telling his team he fell off a mountain bike in his native Australia in October.
The 34-year-old, who still has a pin in his leg after breaking the limb and shoulder in a cycling accident in Tasmania in November 2008, revealed the latest incident in a book 'Up Front — 2010, a season to remember' published in Australia.
"I was riding with a great friend of mine. Suddenly he crashed right in front of me and I had nowhere to go but straight through the ears of the horse (over the handlebars)," Webber explained in the book.
"I suffered what they call a 'skier's fracture' to my right shoulder." Webber was leading the championship at the time but his form then dipped and he ended up third overall with the title going to 23-year-old German team mate Sebastian Vettel.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, who accepted an award on his absent driver's behalf in London on Monday, was disappointed.