Mark Webber still raw over Sebastian Vettel pass

Posted: March 26, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Formula1, Motor
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 Mark Webber says it will take some time before the wounds from the Malaysian Grand Prix have healed.

Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel was told to stay behind Webber on Sunday but overtook him to win. The German later apologised.

Webber said: “It’s three weeks to the next race. I will catch some waves in Australia. This will be good medicine.

“But there were a lot of things in my mind in the last 15 laps, so whether the medicine is enough we will see.”

F1 Malaysian GP: Mark Webber ‘not satisfied’ with Sebastian Vettel

Webber indicated to BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Lee McKenzie after the race that one of the questions in his mind had been whether he would ever get the full support of Red Bull to mount a title challenge against Vettel.

The 36-year-old also said he had considered his future in the team and even in F1.

Vettel on Sunday described himself as the “black sheep” at Red Bull and said that he would not do the same again in a similar situation.

Red Bull had a debrief with the drivers immediately after the race and team boss Christian Horner said there would be another in the gap before the Chinese Grand Prix on 12-14 April.

Webber added: “It’s very early days right now. It’s very raw, obviously, and we need to work out how the team goes best forwards from here.


I’d rather there were no team orders, but because they are accepted they are seen across the world, and it becomes a big controversy.

“That’s obviously going to be discussed this week. I will be in Australia on my surfboard, the phone won’t be engaged, we’ll see what happens.”

The incident was the latest in a series of controversial situations between Vettel and Webber, which first boiled over when they crashed while disputing the lead of the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix.

Horner said: “They haven’t been bosom buddies for a few years now. They’re both competitors. What Sebastian did wasn’t right. He acknowledged that. He has apologised.

“He took things into his own hands. His desire to win was greater than the team’s desire to avoid a situation like Istanbul a few years ago.

“That’s racing drivers. Of course Mark is frustrated and of course the team is frustrated. But that’s why they’re racing drivers.

“It’s uncomfortable for us, but we contract them because they have that drive and desire.”

  1. It’s good to actually read something from someone that actually know’s what they are talking about when it comes to Formula 1!

  2. […] Mark Webber still raw over Sebastian Vettel pass […]

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