Webber's strong race ends in shunt

Mark Webber's strong Brazilian Grand Prix ended in calamity when his Jaguar hit the wall on the exit of the final corner and shattered, leaving debris strewn across the track, which in turn was collected by Fernando Alonso's Renault causing another huge shunt that stopped the race. Neither driver was injured in the chaos

Webber's strong race ends in shunt

It was a disappointing end to Webber's weekend, which had seen the Australian perform ultra-competitively all weekend. He was quickest of all in Friday qualifying, started third on the grid, and was in the hunt for a podium finish throughout the race.

"A good day for Jaguar Racing but it could have been better had I stayed in the race and earned some points too," said Webber's afterwards. "We've earned ourselves two championship points and we've also shown some phenomenal potential this weekend," he said. "I am not 100 percent sure what caused by accident on the final left-hander. It was pretty big by any standards but thankfully, I'm OK."

Webber's team-mate Antonio Pizzonia started from the pitlane in order to take advantage of a last minute fuel top-up. His race was curtailed on lap 24 when he spun off at the Curva do Sol hitting Juan Pablo Montoya's Williams, which had gone off at the same place moments earlier.

"The car hit the stream flowing across the track and after that, I was little more than a passenger," he said. "As I was spinning off, I could see Montoya's Williams sitting in the space I was about to occupy in the safety barrier and even though I hit him quite hard, we were both OK. A shame really given how good the car felt."

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