HIGH-SPEED CRASH IN BRAZIL: Mark Webber is recovering in a Brazilian hospital following his high-speed crash at the Interlagos circuit. Image: AFP/ Guillaume Souvant
SAO PAULO, Brazil – Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber is still under observation in a Brazilian hospital after being concussed when his Porsche crashed during an endurance race at the Interlagos circuit on Sunday (Nov 30 2014).
Webber's Porsche 911 made contact with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari on the final corner of the six-hour race World Endurance championship race in Sao Paulo and slammed into a track barrier. Both cars appeared to be write-offs.
A statement on his official website said he suffered "bruising and concussion".
BRUISED AND BASHED
Webber later added: Webber added: "I've no recollection of the accident
or how it happened - the team is looking into the details to find out
"I'm quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache but thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital who did a great job and are looking after me very well.
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"On a positive note, it's great that the boys in car 14 managed to bring home the victory which is a fantastic way to finish the season. I'm already looking forward to getting out there again next year."
SET TO LEAVE HOSPITAL
The International Automobile Federation reported that Webber's condition
was "satisfactory" on Monday (Dec 1) a day after the crash in Sao Paulo.
Webber's site said he was expected to leave Brazil "later this week".
McLaren driver Jenson Button tweeted: "Glad to see @AussieGrit is OK after his shunt at Interlagos @FIAWEC, that was a big one matey."