WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo – Update Mark Webber
After clinching pole position for the last race of the season, Mark had a very heavy accident in Sunday’s six-hour race in Sao Paulo. With less than half an hour to go Mark, who shares the Le Mans Prototype with Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), crashed heavily into the barriers at the fast last turn of the lap.
Mark was taken to the medical centre and has later been transferred to a hospital in São Paul. He is in a satisfactory condition and will stay overnight for further checks.
It was a bitter sweet day for Porsche as the team also achieved its biggest success of its debut season, clinching their maiden win with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the final race of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil with the driving trio of Romain Dumas (France), Marc Lieb (Germany) and Neel Jani (Switzerland), who finished the race behind the safety car at the wheel of the winning car.
Race result 6 hours of São Paulo (Brazil):
1. Dumas/Jani/Lieb (F/CH/D), Porsche 919 Hybrid, 249 Laps
2. Davidson/Buemi (GB/CH), Toyota TS040 Hybrid, – 0,170 s
3. Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen (BRA/F/DK), Audi R18 e-tron quattro, – 1 Lap
4. Wurz/Sarrazin/Conway (A/F/GB), Toyota TS040 Hybrid, – 1 Lap
5. Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (CH/D/F), Audi R18 e-tron quattro, – 1 Lap
FIA World Endurance Champonship (WEC) after last out of 8 rounds,
1. Davidson/Buemi (GB/CH), Toyota, 166 (World Champion)
2. Lotterer/Tréluyer/Fässler (D/F/CH), Audi, 127
3. Dumas/Jani/Lieb (F/CH/D), Porsche, 117
4. Di Grassi/Kristensen (BRA/DK), Audi, 117
5. Wurz/Sarrazin (A/F), Toyota, 116
6. Lapierre (F), Toyota, 96
7. Duval (F), Audi, 81
8. Nakajima (J), Toyota, 71
9. Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (D/NZ/AUS), Porsche, 64,5
1. Toyota, 289 (World Champion)
2. Audi, 244
3. Porsche, 193
John Morson December 1, 2014 Reply
Speedy recovery Mark, Australian’s love you.
Mario Afonsoon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get better soon!
The world needs your smile mate!
Rob Hazellon December 1, 2014 Reply
Hey Mark, that was a big hit you took there. Wishing you a speedy recovery – I’m sure you will come back stronger than ever for 2015!
Michael Hippersonon December 1, 2014 Reply
Here’s hoping for your quick recovery Mark !
The Hipperson family
Petraon December 1, 2014 Reply
Hey Mark, wish you recover soon ! We’ld like to see you back and all well in Stuttgart.
Cheers from China
Elisabeth Bartschon December 1, 2014 Reply
I am a fan since several years and now this havy accident. Have a speady recovery and all the best!
Ewa Annaon December 1, 2014 Reply
GET WELL SOON MARK!!!!! YOU ARE STRONG!!!!
I LOVE YOU <3
Paul Hobsonon December 1, 2014 Reply
Come on mate!!! Pulling a stunt like that to get some sympathy??
In all seriousness, hope you’re back on your bike real soon.
We’ll get ’em next year!!!
Gary Allenon December 1, 2014 Reply
Get well Mark and come home for Christmas
Gary & Helen, Halton Village, Bucks
Sebastian Vettelon December 8, 2014 Reply
get well soon mate! Love Seb
Petraon December 24, 2014 Reply
Merry Christmas Mark , hope you recovered completely !Good health, lots of fun and a super strong season 2015!
love & peace from China