Mark Webber on Wednesday was still limping as he made his way around the Jerez circuit paddock.

Mark Webber on Wednesday was still limping as he made his way around the Jerez circuit paddock.

The Australian, fifth fastest of the eight 2009-specification cars at the penultimate group test of the pre-season, nonetheless clocked up more than 100 laps -- the third-highest tally in the field at the wheel of his Red Bull.

"The hardest thing is walking at the moment -- I am going easy on a bike and it's easy in the car," said the 32-year-old, who badly broke his right leg in a cycling crash last November.

Earlier this week at the Spanish venue, Webber was spotted in conversation with Ferrari advisor Michael Schumacher, who ten years ago recovered from a broken right leg to win the next five world championships consecutively.

"I have absolutely no problems in the car and actually I prefer it that way than the other way around -- walking beautifully and having problems in the car," Webber was quoted as saying by the Australian news agency AAP.

 

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