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Mark Webber wants unity with Red Bull team-mate Vettel

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel collide at the Turkish GP

Vettel and Webber's catastrophic collision

Championship leader Mark Webber has called on Red Bull to be united as they look to recover from the disastrous finale to the Turkish Grand Prix.

The team were on course for a one-two finish when Sebastian Vettel attempted an overtaking move, collided with Webber and crashed out of the race.

The drivers blamed each other for the crash, but Webber is now keen for the team to put the incident behind them.

"We need to bounce back and be united as a team, and keep going," he said.

Sunday's incident occurred on lap 40 and left Webber requiring a new front wing before resuming to finish third behind the McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

Vettel emerged from his car pointing his finger to his head in a manner suggesting that he thought Webber had pulled off a crazy move.


The public recriminations continued with team principal Christian Horner criticising both drivers and Red Bull's motorsport adviser Helmut Marko fuelling talk of favouritism by putting the blame firmly at Webber's door.

The Australian, who now leads the standings by only five points, said the team could have dealt with the fallout from the crash better.

"If you look back obviously, after it all happens, you of course want to handle things a lot more differently," he said.

"The team, collectively with the drivers, all of us have to learn how to deal with these situations maybe better in the future."

Webber's comments came as Horner insisted that both drivers will continue to receive equal billing within the team.

Horner said Webber and Vettel had learned a "costly lesson" and plans to sit down with the duo for clear-the-air talks before the Canadian Grand Prix.

"Both drivers, as has always been the case, will continue to be given equal treatment," he said.

"The Turkish Grand Prix has been a costly lesson for both of them and we are confident this situation won't happen again.

"The drivers are both intelligent individuals and this issue will be resolved prior to the Canadian Grand Prix."

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Red Bull drivers play blame game
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Red Bull clash hands Hamilton win
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McLaren will improve - Hamilton
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Turkish Grand Prix photos
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