Battered Webber fit for British GP

Mark Webber awoke on Monday morning determined to return to the cockpit of his Red Bull at Silverstone next weekend. The Australian on Sunday survived one of the most frightening crashes seen in recent times, when his RB6 struck the rear of...

Mark Webber awoke on Monday morning determined to return to the cockpit of his Red Bull at Silverstone next weekend.

The Australian on Sunday survived one of the most frightening crashes seen in recent times, when his RB6 struck the rear of Heikki Kovalainen's Lotus before backflipping and wiping out an advertising hoarding.

Webber, 33, then careered into a tyre barrier but emerged from the cockpit relatively unscathed.

After a visit to the medical centre and a shower, he told reporters at the circuit that he is sporting a few bumps and bruises.

"I'm a little bit tender here and there but the car did a great job," he said.

And after a night's sleep, he wrote on his AussieGrit Twitter account: "Feeling good this morning, roll on Silverstone".

He told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "I have a bit of swelling in some places, but I'll be fit for Silverstone."

Red Bull is yet to confirm the health of the actual car; the same one driven by Webber to a handful of pole positions and his wins in Barcelona and Monaco.

"It's been good to me," he smiled.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Heikki Kovalainen