Webber, Vettel bury the hatchet
Australian Mark Webber and German teammate Sebastian Vettel have buried the hatchet over their Turkish Grand Prix collison and are now fully focussed on the Canadian Grand Prix in a week's time, their Red Bull team said Friday.Updated: Jun 04, 2010 23:31 IST
Australian Mark Webber and German teammate Sebastian Vettel have buried the hatchet over their Turkish Grand Prix collison and are now fully focussed on the Canadian Grand Prix in a week's time, their Red Bull team said Friday.
Vettel, 22, collided with Webber, 33, when challenging for the lead on lap 40 of the 58-lap race at the Istanbul Park circuit, and gifted a one-two to McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Vettel was forced to retire while Webber suffered a damaged front wing but was able to finish third and maintain his lead in the drivers' championship.
Vettel refused to admit responsibility for the crash: "I was quicker. I dived down the inside. I had the corner," he said after the race.
Webber insisted that his younger team-mate was to blame: "We were still a way from the corner. He came to the right pretty fast and it looked like he turned pretty quickly right. We'll probably have a difference of opinion until we go to our graves."
The two drivers met with team boss Christian Horner and technical chief Adrian Newey at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes and have issued a statement saying that the pair have reconciled.
"It was a positive meeting, which draws a line under the incident that happened on lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix. The team is now fully focused on next week's Canadian Grand Prix," read the statement.
First Published: Jun 04, 2010 23:29 IST