Webber supports driver's crash injury recovery

Mark Webber has vowed to support the rehabilitation of injured single seater racer Chris van der Drift. New Zealander van der Drift, 24, broke his ankle, shoulder and two fingers in an horrific crash during the Superleague race at Brands Hatch...

Mark Webber has vowed to support the rehabilitation of injured single seater racer Chris van der Drift.

New Zealander van der Drift, 24, broke his ankle, shoulder and two fingers in an horrific crash during the Superleague race at Brands Hatch in July.

Next Tuesday, in the days before the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, fellow Antipodean Webber will flag off a kart race in Milton Keynes to raise money for van der Drift's specialist treatment.

2010 championship favourite Webber, 33, badly broke his leg in a cycling crash before last season.

"It's really humbling to see so many good friends from within the industry support me through this difficult period," said van der Drift in a statement.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Chris van der Drift