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F1's Mark Weber seriously injured Bike Racing

Old 11-24-08, 09:04 PM
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F1's Mark Weber seriously injured Bike Racing

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/24/f...-in-bike-race/
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Old 11-24-08, 09:16 PM
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whos mark weber?
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Old 11-24-08, 09:18 PM
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F1?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle5219242.ece
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Old 11-24-08, 09:22 PM
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Mark Webber has one of those musti-sport races in Tasmania. I think it's like trekking, kayaking and cycling.

He's a Formula One driver. Lately, a few F1 drivers have gotten into cycling news, BTW.
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Hi,

I heard about this a few days ago. Here's the latest news:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/241120...rt-season.html

I guess this thread should have been in the Mountain Biking forum.
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Old 11-24-08, 09:33 PM
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I remember Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher riding with Lance Armstrong back in 2005 or 2006 when they were in North America.
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Old 11-25-08, 06:07 AM
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I hope Weber recovers quickly. He seems like a no-BS kind of guy but friendly at the same time. He opens his mouth about some of the unsaid stuff and I like that.

There was an article about "how good are F1 drivers" in a Brit car magazine. The journalist, who fancied himself a decent driver (what guy doesn't), happened to be about the same height (tall), weight (skinny) as Weber. They both drove some car (Elise?) around the same track.

Weber did a faster lap of course, but what's interesting is that he did it while easing off and braking much, much earlier on a turn than his journo counterpart. In fact, Weber's manager said that the journo had some balls to wait to brake until so late on that particular turn. The problem was that the hard braking upset the car so much that he lost time in the actual turn. Weber eased off the gas and basically coasted into the turn, but he didn't slow that much. I think he went through the turn 20 mph faster than the journo (70 vs 50mph, or maybe it was 90 vs 70, whatever, it was a huge difference). Weber drove with balance in mind, the journo drove with the standard yardsticks in mind (late braking, late apexes, etc). Balance won. Weber seemed like a very good sport through the whole thing - Brit magazines will tell you flat out if a "star" is being a jerk.

Along with Chris Hoy (track sprinter) racing Lewis Hamilton (F1 champion this year) on their respective vehicles (Hoy on a bike, Hamilton in the McLaren F1 car), F1 has gotten in the cycling news a couple times these last few weeks, the second time for a bad reason.

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Why was Weber racing bicycles in the F1 off-season? He was trying to stay in shape. Because driving an F1 car typically results in the drivers' avg. HR being in the 180+ range for three hours. Anyone who doesn't think race car driving is not an athletic endeavor is profoundly ignorant of the real nature of the sport. Not for nothing, but most F1 drivers are <30 years of age. VERY demanding sport. There are only about (20) F1 driver jobs in the world. Far fewer spots on the starting grid @ Monaco than in the Tour de France. Far more glamorous, highly paid, desirable and DANGEROUS sport than pro bicycle racing for a young pro athlete.
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