Red Bull ‘draw line’ under incident in Turkey with team meeting


The Red Bull duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber today met Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Helmut Marko at the team’s factory in Milton Keynes to discuss the collision on Lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix in which they threw away a one-two finish.

Earlier this week Christian Horner gave his reaction to the incident, and the team say that today’s meeting was positive, and that it draws a line under the episode.

“The team had got us into a great position and it wasn't good for them what happened – so I'm sorry for them that we lost the lead of the race,” said Vettel, speaking about the accident which happened as he tried to overtake his teammate. “Mark and I are racers and we were racing. We are professionals and it won't change how we will work together going forward. We have a great team and the spirit is very strong. I'm looking forward to Canada.”

Mark Webber is also determined to put the incident behind him. “It's a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to win the race,” said the Australian. “It's sport and these things can happen, but it shouldn't have done. I feel for everyone at Red Bull, at the factory and everyone involved.

“Seb and I will make sure it doesn't happen again and will continue to work openly together, no problem. We have talked enough on it now, it's done, we're looking ahead and I'm focused on the race in Canada next week.”