Red Bull duo forced to talk through Turkish Grand Prix clash
4 June 2010

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have made peace following a meeting at Red Bull's factory.

The duo, who collided while contesting the lead of the Turkish Grand Prix, met with each other, team boss Christian Horner, tech chief Adrian Newey and consultant Helmut Marko at the team's factory in Milton Keynes.

"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," said a team statement.

Vettel was quoted as saying: "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.

"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."

Webber is quoted as saying: "It's a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to win the race. 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."

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4 June 2010

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/84111

Gruesome, they just happened to have a professional photgrapher present during the kiss and make up session...

4 June 2010

Isn't that nice. Can't believe that they didn't give suitable credit to the Red Bull press office for writing their comments for them. There's gratitude!

4 June 2010

NEWS UPDATE. Following the above news conference it was anounced that the team has changed it's name to Red Bulls##t. I mean honestly, who are they kidding. Anyone with eyes could see who caused the incident and if Vettel didn't have the guts to hold up his hand and accept responsibility then the team should have had a quiet word in his helmet.

4 June 2010

This whole incident was because Vettel was trying to prove to Webber, that he was the boss, by being very aggressive in his move, and trying to force him to change his line.

It was a move or we crash manouvre, and they crashed.

They will probably now give each other more room, but it will effect the team, and I suspect that the drivers will not share any info now.

It has also shown that RedBull was biased in Vettel's favour, by its initial opinion on who caused the crashed.

4 June 2010

I see Red Bull are diversifying away from the energy drinks market with the launch of this new cheese.


4 June 2010

[quote fast ed]It has also shown that RedBull was biased in Vettel's favour, by its initial opinion on who caused the crashed.[/quote]

Population of Germany = 82 million

Add in Austria (that well-known province of Germany! ) and there's another 8 million.

Population of Australia = 21 million.

Upset Germans by saying that their boy is to blame, and it's going to have approximately 4 times the effect on product sales in Germany, than it would have in Australia.

The team exists to promote the drink, rather than vice versa. If I was Red Bull, I'd favour Vettel even if Webber could walk on water.

4 June 2010

Don't tell me anybody is surprised at that?

Peter Cavellini.

4 June 2010

[quote SpiritOfSenna]

Population of Germany = 82 million

Add in Austria (that well-known province of Germany! ) and there's another 8 million.

Population of Australia = 21 million.

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Population of the english speaking world that think certain German F1 racing drivers are fundamentally untrustworthy, unsporting and generally repellant = 350 million (give or take)

Red Bull or not, this sport does not need another Schumacher, although Vettel's move was at least more open to interpretation than Schumacher's on Villeneuve...

To perform a successful overtaking manoevre you need to actually pass the car in front, crashing into it, irrespective of what team it was, means you weren't good enough / fast enough / lucky enough to get past...or you were just a cheating wee b*stard and got caught out trying to drive another car off the track.

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