Monday 21 August 2017 / 11:58 PM

Mark Webber in awful crash but OK

Mark Webber has been involved in a horror crash in the World Endurance Championship.

The 38-year-old seemed to have no control over his Porsche as it smashed into the wall after coming around a corner backwards.

The crash also involved Ferrari driven Matteo Cressoni, who slammed into the same wall at the Sao Paulo track.

 

Both drivers were pulled from the wreckage relatively unscathed, with Webber stretchered away.

 

The safety of cars in motorsport is of the utmost importance and this crash highlights how well they work – but also that safety restrictions constantly need to be looked at and improved.

 

Webber flies into the wall, the car frame is absolutely obliterated while the rest of it slowly comes to a stop.

 

Despite all this, the Australian is able to be removed from the wreckage and give a thumbs-up to the crowd.

 

Fellow Porsche driver Neel Jani was the eventual winner of the 6 hours of Sao Paulo race.

 

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