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Webber and Alonso: shaken but not stirred 07 Apr 2003

Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 6 April 2003

Despite their huge accidents at the close of the Brazilian Grand Prix, both Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso will be fit to race in Imola in two weeks' time.

Webber suffered neck abrasions from the seat belts that hold his HANS system in place, but was otherwise just shaken after his accident on the 54th lap.

"I have absolutely no idea what I hit, where I hit or how I hit!" he said after receiving a massage in the team garage.

The Australian also reported that he spun because his rear tyres had almost worn down to slicks.

Meanwhile, having been removed from his car via the safety seat, Alonso had a medical check-up as a precaution. He had no physical injuries, and was later discharged with nothing more than a severe shaking.

"I thought my race was going pretty well," the Spaniard said later. "But then I came round the final corner to find debris everywhere and I had nowhere to go. I think I hit a wheel, and the next thing I knew I was headed for the barriers."

The double accident was a sad end to fabulous drives by both men. Alonso at least had the consolation of another podium finish, but Webber must wait for Imola for his chance of a strong points finish.