Mark Webber out of Sao Paulo hospital after suffering concussion in crash (UPDATED)

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UPDATED (3:57 p.m. ET): Porsche has confirmed that Mark Webber has been released from a Sao Paulo, Brazil hospital after crashing in Sunday’s World Endurance Championship season finale at Interlagos:

Webber’s tweeted an update as well:

Additionally, before being released from the hospital today, Webber was visited by his fellow ex-Formula One pilot, Rubens Barrichello:


ORIGINAL: Mark Webber spent Sunday night in hospital for precautionary checks, but the Australian otherwise should be good to go later this week after a strange, heavy accident in the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Porsche has updated Webber’s condition Monday morning: “ spent the night in hospital in São Paulo. He sustained bruising and concussion. He is set to return to the UK later this week.”

Webber also issued a quote, released via Porsche: “I’m quite sore this morning, am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident.”

It was a weird coincidence for Webber, who also had a massive shunt at the same corner of the Interlagos circuit when driving for Jaguar in the 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix.


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