Mark Webber gets prepared for his 'home' race

Australian Formula One star Mark Webber showcases the precision of Formula One training ahead of his home race – then gets grilled by local children

Melbourne, Australia – March 13th, 2013: Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber entered his Australian Grand Prix weekend on a two-stop strategy today, visiting local doctors for a sports physiology update before facing a press conference with a class of local primary school children.

I’ve participated in hundreds of Q&A sessions during my career but this one will definitely stand out in my memory. The kids were great fun and asked some impressive questions

Mark Webber

Upon arrival in Melbourne, the Australian headed straight to the Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic for a biomechanical analysis of his leg which he broke in several places in a cycling accident in 2008. After a series of routine tests and X-rays analysing the movement of the leg to determine the correct training routine for the season ahead, he then headed to the new Infiniti Center in Brighton, Melbourne, to take questions from a group of five to seven year-olds.

Upon his arrival at the brand new dealership, the 35 youngsters grilled their racing hero on a number of subjects before presenting him with home-made paintings of his racing car which he dutifully signed.

A media session with the world’s press then followed where the 35 year-old racer gave his views ahead of this weekend’s 2013 season opener.

Commenting on the event, Webber said: “I’ve participated in hundreds of Q&A sessions during my career but this one will definitely stand out in my memory. The kids were great fun and asked some impressive questions.

“It’s always good to be back in Melbourne and I’m well prepared for the first race next week. I went for a routine check-up on my leg and my training perfectly reflects the way that I have got myself back to full fitness. As always, I’ll be pushing for a strong result in front of my home fans.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags australia, mark webber, red bull, training