‘It won’t happen again’ – Webber

The picture, taken today, which Red Bull issued along with its latest statement

The picture, taken today, which Red Bull issued along with its latest statement

Red Bull have issued another statement which the team hopes will ‘draw a line’ under the fall-out from their drivers’ collision on lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix.

Mark Webber Said the pair will not allow a repeat of the collision:

It?s a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to win the race. It?s sport and these things can happen, but it shouldn?t have done. I feel for everyone at Red Bull, at the factory and everyone involved. Seb and I will make sure it doesn?t happen again and will continue to work openly together, no problem. We have talked enough on it now, it?s done, we?re looking ahead and I?m focused on the race in Canada next week.
Mark Webber

Vettel added he was “sorry” about the collision:

The team had got us into a great position and it wasn?t good for them what happened ?ǣ so I?m sorry for them that we lost the lead of the race. Mark and I are racers and we were racing. We are professionals and it won?t change how we will work together going forward. We have a great team and the spirit is very strong. I?m looking forward to Canada.
Sebastian Vettel

The team may be keen to move on but they can expect plenty of questions about the state of the relationship between their two drivers and what exactly happened in the run-up to the controversial collision when they next face the media at the Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

The Red Bull crash

Image (C) Red Bull/Getty images

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99 comments on ‘It won’t happen again’ – Webber

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  1. mateuss said on 3rd June 2010, 13:47

    Caption contest! Anyone?

    • Bertie said on 3rd June 2010, 14:04

      It is all smiles at redbull as the two drivers present each other with gifts.

    • disjunto said on 3rd June 2010, 14:17

      Mark: I’m gonna kill you in your sleep

      Seb: *Just keep smiling*

    • Let’s see:

      “Following instructions from the team principal, Red Bull drivers now have a standard response to media questions: I dunno.”

      “I could have sworn there was THIS MUCH room between our cars.”

      “They took away my baseball bat before letting me in to see you.
      The same thing happened to me!”

      Eh. Those weren’t very good.

      • Maciek said on 3rd June 2010, 18:45

        lol – I like “I could have sworn there was THIS MUCH room between our cars” for Webber, but see how Seb’s hands are farther apart, saying “But I wanted THIS much.”

    • Ned Flanders said on 3rd June 2010, 14:56

      Not a caption but an observation. They may appear all loved up, but I think the photo is misleading. They aren’t actually smiling; Vettel is about to bite Webber, and Webber is getting ready to plant a nut on him…

    • bosyber said on 3rd June 2010, 15:34

      “Why did we agree to this?”

      Answer: Who cares, we still have our shot at the WCC and this makes the sponsor happy (as per the usual in F1 …).

    • MarkC said on 3rd June 2010, 16:19

      Webber: Mate, where’s my apology?
      Vettel: *cheesy grin*

      And if I may shoehorn this is crowbar stylee:
      Horner to Mateschitz(off camera): I thought you’d asked for an AUSTRALIAN driver!?!?

    • Icthyes said on 3rd June 2010, 19:54

      “Why the hell do we have to do this? no-one will believe it?”
      “Hell if I know!”

    • alvatros said on 4th June 2010, 9:35

      i blame mark, as u can see after the crash the faces of both was too different than we was waiting 4. Seb: angry, Mark: asking himself guilty… and i think than we don’t know all the information that they were using during the race!!!
      probably the team explain mark the seb’S situation, in short, the team sitiation… seb should overtake because his pace was faster, but mark didn’t help the team,

  2. chill said on 3rd June 2010, 13:53

    “It wasn’t me”

    • mateuss said on 3rd June 2010, 14:00

      He He, good one!

      • Macca said on 4th June 2010, 6:09

        I would have had so much respect for Vettel if he had just come out and said sorry, it was my fault.

        It would have also made the bosses of Red Bull look stupid and that would have made me feel a bit better as well.

  3. steph said on 3rd June 2010, 13:53

    I wonder if straight after that photo they had their hands round the other’s neck :P

    I’m glad they’re moving forward. This is probably still going to be a hot topic at Montreal.

    • KNF said on 3rd June 2010, 14:04

      I’m imaging Webber’s secretly thinking like Alan Jones with respect to burying the hatchet with his team mate…

  4. Magnificent Geoffrey said on 3rd June 2010, 13:54

    Christian Horner (out of shot): OK, so who sent the photo of that Cosmopolitan interview I did to Keith Collantine?

  5. Alex Bkk said on 3rd June 2010, 13:56

    Vettel: Well, we get paid what to say :)

    Webber: Well then, say no more :)

  6. I smell photoshop being used on those smiles.

  7. Good for the team. Go Webber!

  8. Todfod said on 3rd June 2010, 13:59

    “Who is the number two driver on the team?”

    P.S. – That picture is way too corny.

  9. Rob said on 3rd June 2010, 14:02

    “Which of you is paying for the repairs to the cars before the next race?”

  10. Karan said on 3rd June 2010, 14:05

    “Lucky they are making me smile, I have killed you 3 times in my head”.

  11. Alex Bkk said on 3rd June 2010, 14:05

    Vettle: The bull on my shirt is bigger than the bull on your shirt.:)

    Webber: It’s all bullshirt my friend! :)

  12. “whos the teams number 1 driver?”

  13. Alex Bkk said on 3rd June 2010, 14:08

    Webber: Mine is this big!

    Vettel: First liar doesn’t have a chance!

  14. Vettel: I had to wear this jumper, my mother knitted it for me.

    • Dr. Mouse said on 3rd June 2010, 15:21

      Nope…

      Vettel: I had to wear this jumper, yo mama knitted it for me.

    • Cacarella said on 3rd June 2010, 15:47

      It was either Vettels mother who knitted it
      or Helmut Marko.

      Either way, It keeps him warm and that’s all that matters isn’t it?

  15. Chris P said on 3rd June 2010, 14:13

    Vettel: You should have left me this much more room.

    Webber: You are lucky you got this much.

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