FIA driver Mark Webber released from hospital after crash in season finale
Porsche confirmed Monday that FIA World Endurance Championship driver Mark Webber has been released from the hospital following his crash in Sunday's season finale, according to Sportscar365.com.
During the Six Hours of Sao Paolo race, Webber collided with Matteo Cressoni at high speed, causing a fiery crash.
Both drivers were then taken to the hospital and kept overnight. Webber was diagnosed with bruising and a concussion. Cressoni was also released Monday.
“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache,” Webber said while in the hospital on Monday. “I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened – the team is looking into the details to find out more."
"On a positive note it’s great that the boys in car no. 14 managed to bring home the victory which is a fantastic way to finish off the season," said Webber. "I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year."
Webber also tweeted the following on Monday:
Webber, 38, competed in Formula One from 2002-13 until leaving the circuit for the FIA Championship. The Australian finished tied for ninth in his debut season this year.
- Ben Estes