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Mark Webber: 2014 Season Review

As Mark Webber reaches the milestone of completing his first year as a Porsche driver, we asked him for his thoughts on the success of his debut WEC season, how the sport compares to F1, the challenges of adjusting to sports car racing and how he plans to spend his Christmas break!

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Mark Webber crashed out with only 26 minutes to go
Mark Webber crashed out with only 26 minutes to go

Mark Webber’s first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship came to an early end at Interlagos today when he crashed out in the final hour of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.

After qualifying on pole position on Saturday, Webber assumed sixth position when getting into the Porsche #20 LMP1 car for the final stint of the race, pushing to pick up a podium finish to close out the season.

Mark Webber crash

However, with 27 minutes remaining, Webber slammed into the wall at the final corner following contact with Matteo Cressoni in the 8 Star Motorsports #90 Ferrari, running in the GTE Am class.

The shunt ruined the Porsche, with a small fire breaking out on the rear of the car. The safety car was immediately deployed, along with a medical vehicle to tend to both Webber and Cressoni. Marshals at the site of the crash were able to put out the fire on Webber’s car before it spread.

Webber was placed onto a stretcher by the staff at the scene of the crash, but managed to wave one arm and give a thumbs up to the crowd before being moved to the medical centre, suggesting that he is indeed okay. Cressoni walked away from the incident, but also required medical attention.

The series’ official account has confirmed that Webber is awake and alert in the medical centre, where he has been taken for further checks.