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Mark Webber OK after big crash in Sao Paulo

Mark Webber crashes heavily during closing stages of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo race.

The final FIA WEC race for the year, the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, ended behind the Safety Car after a massive crash involving Mark Webber.

Webber, driving the #20 Porsche 919, appeared to have some contact with a Ferrari 458 which saw both cars crash into the concrete barrier on the outside of second last corner at the Interlagos circuit. Details are not clear as to the cause of the accident but the entire left side of Webber’s car was ripped apart after he already lost control before hitting the wall.

Early reports suggest that both Mark and the Ferrari driver are okay. The official FIA WEC twitter feed has confirmed Mark is “awake and alert” in the medical centre.

Webber, who helped put the #20 car on pole position, was taken away on a stretcher and was able to give a thumbs up sign to the crowd at television audience.

You can see video of the incident after the break.

In better news for Porsche the #14 919 won the race, the teams’s first WEC race victory. Toyota did enough to secure the manufacturers’ championship, beating Audi to that title the first time.

We’ll have a photo gallery and reports from all three LMP1-H teams later this week.

UPDATE: A second video, with English commentary, has been added below.

4 replies on “Mark Webber OK after big crash in Sao Paulo”

A driver managed by Flavio Briatore crashes, bringing out the Safety Car and guaranteeing the team’s other car a breakthrough win.

Seems legit.

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