Pain Won't Stop Webber from Racing

Australian Mark Webber says pain will not stop him from racing at the British Grand Prix next weekend

Pain Won't Stop Webber from Racing

The Williams driver needed medical treatment for a burn on his right hip at the French Grand Prix in the team's worst race of the season so far.

A small piece inside Webber's cockpit dropped out, leaving exposed the hole it was in and allowing hot air inside. The team were forced to throw buckets of water over him during pitstops, but that didn't stop Webber from getting injured.

The Australian, who visited the Williams factory on Monday to see his engineers after a difficult race, finished the Magny-Cours race in 12th place.

"It was pretty uncomfortable, but i got through it because I wanted a qualifying slot next weekend at Silverstone," said the Australian. "It hurts a fair bit, but there's no question of it stopping me racing next weekend, no way."

A team spokesman praised the Australian for his efforts in the race.

"He showed real Aussie grit and got on with the job despite circumstances that would, I'm sure, have seen most of the other drivers on the grid quit," said a spokesman.

"We weren't as a team having the best of weekends which made Mark's commitment all the more remarkable, but his attitude is representative of the whole team - we are 100% committed and if you have the courage to stick to your gameplan, it can pay dividends."

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