“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache:” @AussieGrit after @FIAWEC crash

Mark Webber escaped serious injury in a massive crash during Sunday’s World Endurance Championship race at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil.

The former F1 driver was taken to a local São Paulo hospital after being examined at the track’s medical centre, and then spent the night under observation.

“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened – the team is looking into the details to find out more,” he said.

The 38-year-old Australian sustained bruising and concussion in the accident that occurred late in the  six-hour race. Webber appeared to have lost control in Turn 14 and crashed into the wall on the outside of the track.  Another car, the Ferrari driven by Matteo Cressoni, was also involved.

Webber’s car came to a stop at the entry to the pitlane with much of the rear section destroyed.

“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,” he added.

“On a positive note it’s great that the boys in the other car managed to bring home the victory which is a fantastic way to finish off the season. I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year.”

Webber will remain in hospital for a few more days and then return to the U.K. later this week.


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