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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-02-10 10:44 AM
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Mark Webber & Sebastian Vettel play crash blame game
Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber blamed each other for the crash that ended both their hopes of winning the Turkish Grand Prix.

Webber was leading from Vettel on lap 40 when the German, while attempting an overtaking manoeuvre, collided with his team-mate and crashed out of the race.

Vettel said: "I was quicker. I dived down the inside. I had the corner."

Webber, who needed a new nose cone, said: "We'll probably have a difference of opinion until we go to our graves."

The collision, which happened on the straight before Turn 12, put Vettel out on the spot.

The large mistake was that not enough room was given

Christian Horner
Red Bull team principal
It damaged Webber's front wing, which he was forced to make a pit stop to change, although he was able to finish the race in third place behind the McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, who had been hounding the Red Bulls all race.

Webber, who picked up 15 points to retain the championship lead by five points from Button, said: "Neither of us wanted to make contact and it's not ideal when we're both at the front, but it happened.

"Seb had top-speed advantage and went down the inside and I was thinking about the braking point.

Vettel unhappy after race-ending collision
"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 were wheel to wheel at that point and there was no real give. It was not a major contact but at that speed it was a massive problem for us.

"Both of us have views on it and I hope that if we did it again I would not do a massive amount different from my side

"It was definitely a shame for the team and not a good day, but the McLarens had a solid day.

"There was still a long way to go, so it wasn't a guaranteed victory, but it was an interesting few metres on the track."
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