Former Formula One driver Mark Webber was involved in a huge crash at the recently held World Endurance Championship race in Brazil.

The Australian who last raced for Red Bull Racing in 2013 was driving for the Porsche team in the 6 hour endurance event at Sao Paolo. Webber had quit Formula One in 2013 after spending 7 years with Red Bull.

Race organisers had originally stated that a serious collision between Webber’s Porsche and Italian Matteo Cressoni’s Ferrari, a statement on Mark Webber’s website stated that he would remain in the hospital overnight for “precautionary checks”.

The FIA later stated that the endurance race ended under the safety car due to the accident between Webber and Cressoni.

The FIA later added

“Both drivers were taken to the circuit’s medical centre and, after initial examination, to the local Hospital Bandeirantes for further checks, their condition has been reported as satisfactory.”

Webber started his Formula One career with the Benetton team as a test driver in 2001 before he drove for Minardi, Jaguar and Williams before making his name for Red Bull Racing. His best season came in the 2010, 2011 and 2013 seasons where he finished third in the Driver’s Championship, Webber retired from Formula One with 9 wins and 42 podium finishes.


Quote courtesy: BBC Sport

Picture courtesy: The Guardian & The Australian