Webber: It all comes back quickly

Date published: January 27 2012

Mark Webber returned to work earlier this week, confident it won’t take him long to adjust to the pace after a relaxing Christmas break…

Mark Webber returned to work earlier this week, confident it won’t take him long to adjust to the pace after a relaxing Christmas break.

The 35-year-old returned home to Australia for Christmas and New Years, saying it was “good to relax and unwind with family and friends” while there was “no shortage of alcohol, put your feet up for a while and recharge.”

He added: “It’s a great way for the body to have a bit of a break and then you can start building your preparations shortly into the new year.”

Those preparations began in earnest earlier this week when the Aussie headed to Red Bull’s factory in Milton Keynes for the opportunity to chat with the team’s engineers and have a run in the simulator.

“You soon get into it pretty quick, dealing with the guys on a technical aspect, it all comes back to us pretty quickly” he told the team’s website.

“It was certainly good to be back in and starting work and improving and working out what we need to do to make the car as quick as possible.”

“The simulator is not like driving your everyday road car. It’s always sunny when we drive the simulator! It’s always sunny! It’s never raining, so it’s different to driving on the roads in England.

“When I leave the simulator on a beautiful sunny day in Barcelona and I get in the car and it’s always raining – you’re eyes have got to adjust to that – that’s the trick.”