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Both drivers are awake and alert.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber is taken away after a major crash with Matteo Cressoni
The Ferrari of Matteo Cressoni is taken away after a major crash with Mark Webber
The Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber is taken away after a major crash with Matteo Cressoni
The Ferrari of Matteo Cressoni is taken away after a major crash with Mark Webber
Mark Webber

Following their horrendous accident with 27 minutes remaining in the six hour WEC season finale at Interlagos, both Mark Webber and Matteo Cressoni will spend the night in a local hospital.

Webber, the driver of the LMP1 Porsche, reportedly lost control before striking the AF Corse Ferrari. It is not yet known whether mechanical failure or driver error initiated the accident. After colliding, both cars struck an outside barrier. The Porsche continued back across the track, hitting the armco and nearly severing the entire rear of the car off. The cockpit area remained mostly intact.

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Cressoni walked away from the wreckage as Webber was rolled away by stretcher, waving to concerned fans as they looked for a sign that the ex-F1 ace was conscious. The Ferrari driver posted on social media, revealing he was at Leforte Hospital in Sao Paulo and that he would undergo precautionary checks overnight. Webber is also being checked and is seeing visitors at this time, according to reports.

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Series WEC
Event Sao Paulo
Sub-event Sunday race
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Drivers Mark Webber , Matteo Cressoni
Teams AF Corse
Author Nick DeGroot