Sebastian Vettel has insisted he is not favoured by Red Bull over team-mate Mark Webber in the aftermath of their crash at the Turkish Grand Prix.
Red Bull team bosses have appeared to pin most of the blame for the crash on Webber, despite the vast majority of pundits believing Vettel was at fault.
Vettel told BBC Sport: "What we have been discussing internally is neither driver is favoured in any way.
"We go out and try to find out who is the better one, like it should be."
Vettel's remarks came in an exclusive interview with BBC Sport as Red Bull try to manage the fall-out from the crash while their drivers were disputing the lead at Istanbul Park.
In the interview, Vettel insisted he had done nothing wrong, despite many former F1 drivers - including BBC analysts Martin Brundle and David Coulthard saying the German caused the crash by turning towards his team-mate while still alongside.
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"It all happened fairly quick," Vettel said.
"I got a very good run out of corner leading on to back straight, got a good tow. Then I was going on the inside.
"I had already passed Mark and then tried to come slowly back to the right.
"At that time I was the leading car and then usually the leader dictates when to go. We made contact and that was the end of the race for me."
Asked why he had given the 'crazy sign' to Webber - circling his finger at his forehead - after the incident, Vettel said: "I think it was pretty clear at the time. I don't think it was a crazy sign. I think it's very common. I think everyone understood."
Vettel denied either driver had been given any instructions from the team and he added he would do nothing differently if the two men were in the same situation again.
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