26 Mar 2009

Webber to race F1 opener despite lingering injury

7:17 am on 26 March 2009

The Australia Formula One driver Mark Webber says he's still not fully recovered from a broken leg and shoulder suffered late last year, but he's not using that as an excuse ahead of this weekends season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The 32-year-old Webber suffered his injuries when he was hit by a 4-wheel-drive while cycling in Tasmania.

But he hasn't missed any testing for his Red Bull team this year and he's focused on being on the starting grid come Sunday.

Webber isn't expecting too much results-wise, admitting the Red Bull cars have already been overtaken by rival teams.