Motor racing: Webber left with 'stinking headache' after Brazil horror crash

Motor racing: Webber left with 'stinking headache' after Brazil horror crash

SAO PAULO - Veteran Australian motor racing driver Mark Webber said Monday he had been left with a "stinking headache" after sustaining bruising and concussion in a high-speed crash at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo event.

Webber, racing for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship after quitting Formula One last season, was stretchered off the Interlagos circuit on Sunday after his car collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari.

Both cars crashed into a concrete barrier at speeds estimated at around 300km/h, with the 38-year-old Webber's vehicle catching fire before it came to a stop with the car wrecked.

Webber spent the night in a local hospital in Sao Paulo, his Porsche team said, adding: "He sustained bruising and concussion. Mark is still under observation at the hospital with his teammates and members visiting him. He is set to return to the UK later this week."

Webber added: "I'm quite sore this morning, am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache.

"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."

The race, which ended behind the safety car, was won by the Porsche of Neel Jani, a fact that left Webber satisfied.

"On a positive note, it's great that the boys in the number 14 car managed to bring home the victory, which is a fantastic way to finish off the season," the Australian said.

"I'm already looking forward to getting out there again next year."

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