Webber on going back to Le Mans

Webber on going back to Le Mans

Mark Webber vowed never to return to endurance racing after his last stint ended with his car flying through the air. Fourteen years on and he's ready for the 'personal challenge' of Le Mans, as he tells AUTO magazine

Upside-down at almost 200mph, 20 or more feet above the Le Mans tarmac, utterly out of control as he waited for his Mercedes CLR to smash to the ground ahead of a godalmighty accident... It's a safe bet Mark Webber wasn't thinking fondly about a circuit that remains one of the great challenges for man and machine.

Webber's CLR took off approaching Indianapolis during the Thursday qualifying session for the 1999 24 Hours and then back-flipped - graphically demonstrating an aerodynamic frailty that has blighted large flat-bottomed race cars repeatedly in recent decades.

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