Ignoring orders from the pit wall allowed Sebastian Vettel to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, but it put a strain on relationships within the Red Bull team. Initially, it was clear how upset and angry Mark Webber was, but the move also managed to alienate some of the factory as well.
Now, the triple world champion has taken steps to make amends, with team boss Christian Horner explaining to Sky Sports: “He’s apologised to the team and to every single member of staff for his actions, because he recognises the team is vitally important and being part of the team is a crucial aspect to being able to challenge for those championships.”
Horner also expanded on the fact that although Webber was visibly frustrated by his teammate’s overtaking move, they are sure the Australian won’t hold the team responsible. Speculation immediately arose over how long Webber would remain with the team, but Horner says: “He’s in a car that’s capable of winning Grands Prix and hopefully going for a championship so I’ve got no doubt that Mark will see out the season with us.”
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References Christian Horner, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
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