12/01/2014

Mark Webber: bruising and concussion

Porsche works driver Mark Webber spent the night in a local hospital in São Paulo after his accident in the six-hour race on Sunday. He sustained bruising and concussion.

Mark is still under observation at the hospital with his team mates and members visiting him. He is set to return to the UK later this week.

On Monday morning Brazilian time he said: “I’m quite sore this morning, 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. 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.

“On a positive note, it’s great that the boys in the number 14 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."

With half an hour to go in the season’s finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship Mark Webber lost control of his Porsche 919 Hybrid and suffered a huge impact when hitting the barriers. It is unclear what caused the accident.

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