Mark Webber has dismissed any suggestion he was rebuked by his F1 employer or managers after breaking his right leg in a high-speed cycling collision with a car last weekend.

Mark Webber has dismissed any suggestion he was rebuked by his F1 employer or managers after breaking his right leg in a high-speed cycling collision with a car last weekend.

Following the incident that occurred during his own outdoor adventure race in Tasmania, the 32-year-old Red Bull driver is still recovering from surgery in hospital.

He told the local newspaper The Mercury that he did not receive any "grief" from officials and paymasters back in Europe.

"I've been in touch with many people in my team, including team principal Christian Horner," the Australian said.

"They've been really supportive and have also had major input into the rehabilitation programme."

Webber also said Renault boss Flavio Briatore, who oversees his management, was supportive and did not respond angrily to the news.

"Of course he didn't," Webber said.

"Many, many people have sent well wishes including drivers and members of other teams."

Following reports that the injury could mean the end of future editions of the Mark Webber Challenge, he admitted that the event is under review.

"The next step is for us to do our usual review of the event prior to any announcements about the future," said Webber.

"Unless you're close to this event you tend not to realise the scale of it, so we only commit to the next one when we know we're going to deliver an event of international quality, like we did this year."

 

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