Would you a) toe the company line, try to make out that it was no one’s fault, and state publicly that it was “an unfortunate” racing incident?
Would you b) call it how it is, risk the wrath of your bosses at Red Bull, and screw the consequences in the name of integrity?
Or would you c) go home, have a nice cup of tea, ignore the world’s press and hope that the whole thing blows over by Canada?
Following a press release issued yesterday, it’s now clear which option Christian Horner has plumbed for. He said that all factions of the team, including Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko – who had initially blamed Webber for the accident – now believed that both drivers should share the blame for what happened.
“Having looked at all the information, it’s clear that it was a racing accident that shouldn’t have happened between two team mates” said Horner. “Ultimately both drivers should have given each other more room…
Dr Marko also fully shares this view” he said.
Er, since when is the driver being overtaken obliged to move over and give the other driver more room? Fact is, there was already enough space for Vettel to get by – which leads to only two explanations as to what happened next.