Mark spent the night in a local hospital in São Paulo where he underwent further checks. He sustained bruising and concussion in the accident he suffered in Sunday’s six-hour race.
“I’m quite sore this morning and am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache,” Mark said earlier today.
“I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened – the team is looking into the details to find out more.
“Thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital who did a great job and are looking after me very well. 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. I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year.”
Mark is still under care at the hospital but is set to return to the UK later this week.
Helenon December 1, 2014 Reply
So glad you are not seriously injured Mark. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx
Lesley McQon December 1, 2014 Reply
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mark. Hope you are feeling better soon! All the best to you and your family for the festive season! Xxxx
Blakeon December 1, 2014 Reply
Rest up mate & get well eveeyone at home is worried bloody sick about ya can’t wait to see u behind the wheel of a real race car next season keep it up mate!
Helene Kirkhamon December 1, 2014 Reply
Oh Mark what a scare you gave us ( and yourself no doubt!). So pleased to hear that you are in one piece at least and I wish you a speedy recovery. Some time back home with your family are in order no doubt.
Scotton December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well soon Champ, glad to hear you are relatively unscathed. Look forward to seeing you on the top step of the podium next year!
Taniaon December 1, 2014 Reply
Thanks Mark for letting know how you are! I’m very scared watching the accident and thankfully you are ok, have a good recovery and hopefully your headache go away! I hope you can come back home soon! Greetings, I’m glad read your words!
Becsteron December 1, 2014 Reply
So glad you’re on the mend! Looked like a pretty nasty accident.
Neil Granton December 1, 2014 Reply
That was a big smack! Glad you’re ok and look forward to seeing you kick some Audi arse at Le Mans 2015 🙂
Johnoon December 1, 2014 Reply
What a way to end a season.
Talk about going out with a bang.
I’m pretty sure its safe to say, all of Australia wishes you all the best mate and a speedy recovery.
Have a wonderful Christmas and new year, and get your butt over here for the Bathurst 12hour.
In or out of a LMP1, we wont mind….
Tanyaon December 1, 2014 Reply
Mark, you`ve got a VERY powerful guardian angel! And also you`ve got a great lot of people on Earth who love you and pray for you. Thank God you`re more or less ok. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! Next season is not far away 😉
Steve Ladeon December 1, 2014 Reply
I’m sure you’ve seen the video by now mate, but it was a decent accident you were in! Get well soon mate.
Ruion December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well soon, big Mark !
Rui (a fan from Lisbon)
Lesley Webberon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad you are safe and in one piece, take it easy for a while.
Callumon December 1, 2014 Reply
Mark, just wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery. Best of luck from the Isle of Mull.
Karl Hiltonon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well Mark…nice to see you come out on top with this one so roll with the punches and see you back fit and fast soon…
Lykleon December 1, 2014 Reply
WoW Mark, that was a big one.
Glad you are OK and then the damage is limited to the car.
It seems you picked a great car to crash in. It was scary to watch but great to see you wave.
Hope the headache goes away quickly.
Jeremyon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad to hear you’re being well cared for and that it’s a stinking headache over something alternative. Heal up, get well and come back stronger than ever.
orpheusrockeron December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad you are safe. DON’T drink red Bull for a headache though!
Ilseon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad to hear news from you. I saw the crash and was very concerned. Get well soon !!!!
Janon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well soon and have a relaxing Christmas with your loved ones.
Alan Smithon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad to hear you are OK Hope the aches and pains go away soon. Have a good rest enjoy your family and dogs and have a great successful season next year. We are all behind you mate.
Trishon December 1, 2014 Reply
So glad you are okay. Have a great Christmas. See you back on the track next year.
Cathyon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get Well Soon Mark
Cláudia Zilda Macielon December 1, 2014 Reply
Desejo que sua recuperação seja plena e rápida. Foi um grande susto que nos deu. Rogo a DEUS por sua saúde. Amamos muito você.
Jill and Brianon December 1, 2014 Reply
You gave us a big bloody scare there Mark!!!! Hope you have a speedy recovery and make the most of all that pampering and TLC, best wishes and get well soon champ
Kelly Mon December 1, 2014 Reply
Relieved isn’t the word Mark! So glad to hear that you are relatively unscathed and can go home soon.
I know you’re just trying to test the nerves of the Webberettes… but we’re almost as tough as you are!
Get back to 100% asap please!
karen hennelon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad you are ok except the bruising and headache. You were very lucky. Rest up,and take care xx
Patriciaon December 1, 2014 Reply
So pleased you are OK Mark & by the way thanks for posting the update as I only heard once on the UK news that you had been involved in a crash in the Endurance Race.
Trust you can put your feet up & enjoy a good rest over the festive season with those you love.
Ever thought of joining Martin Brundle & the Sky Sport Team as an F1 interviewer/commentator? It would make many of your fans very happy here in the UK – plus its a tad safer – just a thought 🙂
The very Best of the Seasons Greetings to you & yours
Take good care
Bhaskaron December 1, 2014 Reply
Mate! So glad to know that you are alright. That was a mighty scary accident. A lot of us in India miss you in F1 paddock #trueassiegrit. Get well soon mate
Akion December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad to hear from you!! Get well soon, Mark!
Looking forward to seeing you drive.
Darrieon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well soon Mark. Sincere best wishes for a speedy recovery. Roll on next year 🙂
Moon December 1, 2014 Reply
That was a hell of a smack, very scary.
Hope you are ok & the headache soon goes.
ScooterBon December 1, 2014 Reply
Wow… that was a big one and so very happy your are ok. Get well soon Mark from your fans in California!
Heatheron December 1, 2014 Reply
That was so scary to watch!! Glad you are recovering, i’ve not! Have a grreat Christmas and a happy, safe, successful new year.
Tracyon December 1, 2014 Reply
So pleased you and the other drivers are ok. Relax and take it easy. See you at Silverstone in April. 🙂 x
Clareon December 1, 2014 Reply
Great to hear that you are doing so well. Sure that a shot of Aaron’s coffee when you get home and Clare’s cooking will have you fit as a fiddle for Christmas! There’s one thing for sure – you do dramatic.
Olgaon December 1, 2014 Reply
I’m happy you’re OK now. Wish you all the best!
John Mounseyon December 1, 2014 Reply
Relieved to hear of apparently no serious injuries in this horrific crash. Get well soon -John.
Paulineon December 1, 2014 Reply
Just seen your crash Mark, thank god you are ok at least that was the last race of the year, now you can rest and recover. Hope you have a great christmas, hope to see you at Silverstone next year
Fredon December 1, 2014 Reply
So glad to hear that you’re doing OK. That was a huge shunt! Take good care of that brain, you only get one.
Richard Priceon December 1, 2014 Reply
Big shunt. Great you are Ok. Shades of Anthony’s caress of another Ferrari at Le Mans. What is it with these red devils! Good luck.
Larry armstrongon December 1, 2014 Reply
You certainly do not hold back when you do anything, that was one hell of a crash but thanks to the safety cells you walked away without major injury. Just get well soon and looking forward to seeing you back in the car next season
Elenaon December 1, 2014 Reply
that was a bit of a worry! Glad you are on the mend.
Take good care of yourself, and get well soon
Elaineon December 1, 2014 Reply
Gosh you have given us all a big big scare Try and rest up a few more days before you fly home if you can
Tell everyone to go away for a while and rest up
Your health is more important
Hope that you feel better soon
Jesse Stillmanon December 1, 2014 Reply
Mark: Wishing you the best and quickest recovery! I hope you are back to 100% fighting form … we want you to be competitive for when Jenson joins the Porsche team!
Nona deanon December 1, 2014 Reply
Sorry to here of your accident but thank god it wasn’t too serious. Take care happy Xmas and good luck in new year
Mark Joneson December 1, 2014 Reply
Great news Mark ! Hope you have a speedy recovery and some well deserved rest time ! #teamwebber
Davidon December 1, 2014 Reply
Take it easy for while Mark, relax and have a few Fosters over the next few weeks. See you at Silverstone in April.
Geoff Murrayon December 1, 2014 Reply
Glad to hear you are on the mend, wish we could see more of your racing at home. All the best for Christmas enjoy the break, look forward to seeing you on the track in the new year.
bruceon December 1, 2014 Reply
Good to hear your ok, have a rest and then get back to work .
Paul Ritchieon December 1, 2014 Reply
Hence your hashtag Ausiegrit you gotta be tough to compete in motor racing that one proved that
Pam Won December 1, 2014 Reply
So pleased you are ok, rest up and recover soon xxx
Degsybon December 1, 2014 Reply
To one of the nicest guys in Motorsport – a speedy recovery and may you and your family have a great Christmas Mark
Kandiseon December 1, 2014 Reply
So glad to hear that you are doing ok and that it wasn’t more serious!! Hope you can take it easy now at home and let yourself heal completely. Especially your brain!! Enjoy the holidays with family and friends! Can’t wait to see you driving again next year!
Robert Vaughan Shukeron December 1, 2014 Reply
On a positive note , congratulations for achieving pole position in the last race of the season , and for your Porsche team winning the race.
I am sure you will reflect on your ‘DNF’ in a professional ‘matter of fact’ way as an occupational hazard of being a professional racing driver, and will be positively looking forward to the next racing season.
Darrenon December 1, 2014 Reply
MARK, GET WELL SOON HOPE TO SEE YOU IN BATHURST FOR THE 12 HOUR NEXT YEAR.
Patty Marfyakon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well soon, Mark. Thank god you are doing ok after that crash. Thank you for letting us know on your website how you are doing. What a scare! You are my favorite driver and I’m grateful that you are going to be ok. Rest so that you will be fully recovered for the holidays to spend with your family and next year’s racing. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and I wish you much success next year with Porsche.
Dina A.on December 1, 2014 Reply
Huge relief all around! Huge thanks to your powerful guardian angel! Really glad you’re OK! Full & speedy recovery back home with Annie, dogs, family & friends… and hey, so far enough very scary stuff Mark, please no more ‘tough cookie proof’, as all of us know YOU ARE one!
“I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year.” what a true champ..
Babs Cansellon December 2, 2014 Reply
Lovely to see you in good spirits after that horrendous crash. Take care & have fantastic Christmas xxx
markon December 2, 2014 Reply
Take care Mark.
Jonathan Greenon December 2, 2014 Reply
Mark your like A hockey player tuff as nails. Glad your ok. Good luck and get well soon.
Kevinon December 2, 2014 Reply
Mark–ouch! Relieved is hardly the word to convey how happy we all are that you are only banged up, and nothing worse. I think Marc Lieb’s face reflected all of our feelings while watching the video. You’ve been my favorite driver for years (saw you live in Austin this year–wicked rain storm!), and I look forward to watching you bring Porsche forward next season!
Dean Kozlikon December 2, 2014 Reply
Big hits hurt and make you think about life and appreciate what you have in family and friends, hope all is well and you bounce back stronger than ever.
Kurt Welzlon December 2, 2014 Reply
Ich wünsche dir gute Besserung und hoffe das es bei den nächsten Rennen besser ausgeht. Ich bin nur zum Hobby ab und zu auf den Ring in Interlagos. Diese “Curva do Café” ist mir immer unheimlich. Jedes Mal wenn die Vorderäder leich abheben erwarte ich nur das ich nicht an der Mauer lande.
Grüsse aus São Paulo und mache es gut!!!!!!!
Ian Tindalon December 2, 2014 Reply
Thanks for getting the WEC on the BBC, even winning Le Mans doesn’t do that. Not that I am encouraging it, but if you hit that same wall a third time you get to keep it. Glad everything is tickety boo.
Chantelleon December 2, 2014 Reply
Get well Mark!
TonyPon December 2, 2014 Reply
Get well soon Mark, glad you angled it right!
Ed Milsteinon December 2, 2014 Reply
Get well from Colorado USA…
So happy to hear you are doing well…
Crazy Ferrari driver I am sure!! 🙂
martin wilsenackon December 3, 2014 Reply
I saw your heavy crash live on tv and was eytremly shocked.
As you lifted your arm after the crash i was very happy.
We had too many bad crashes in the past,
so get well and have the best recovery,
from Dortmund in Germany
Castoron December 3, 2014 Reply
Kevin Pon December 3, 2014 Reply
Get well soon Mark – from Port Macquarie
solent sharkon December 4, 2014 Reply
Respect and best wishes. Hurry home before the snow arrives. White Christmas this year
Kevin Johnstonon December 4, 2014 Reply
Glad to read your doing O.K. I’m hoping your concussion is not too bad. Please take it easy and follow the Doctors instructions – concussions are very serious. Mt though are with you and hope you recover soon and are back to doing your many activities that make you so string for racing.
All the best and enjoy the upcoming holiday season.
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
A.J. van Kooijon December 5, 2014 Reply
Glad you’re doing better, I was there at Le Mans in 1999 when you flew with the CLR , I saw your looping in 2010 with the Red Bull F1 and saw this crash live on Eurosport. I AM a big Porsche fan but maybe it is better to quit racing now and become a Porsche ambassador…there is only one life mate.
A.J. from Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Lizon December 8, 2014 Reply
Hope that you are now okay and running with Shadow and Simba!- they need quality time with their dad!
Have a great Christmas.
John T.on January 22, 2015 Reply
Mark, glad to hear you are doing OK after that huge crash. God bless the car designers that engineered the chassis and driver’s compartment to allow you to basically “walk away” from such a huge energy transfer.
I’ve been a huge fan of yours since ’99 when you tried to “fly” your Le Mans car!