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Vettel: Internal talks more important

Sebastian Vettel says he isn't concerned by reporting of the Red Bull accident in Turkey, with the team's internal discussions on the matter being more important
Sebastian Vettel insists that he isn't concerned by the negative coverage he has endured following the Turkish Grand Prix, stating that 'what is being discussed internally' is more important.

Vettel was widely seen to be at fault for the collision with team-mate Mark Webber in Istanbul despite the initial comments from within the team laying the blame at the feet of Webber.

Having seen a backlash from fans over comments from advisor Helmut Marko, Red Bull then insisted that what happened was nothing more than a racing accident with Vettel and Webber sitting down for meetings to discuss what happened.

Speaking to the official F1 website ahead of this weekend's race in Canada, Vettel insisted he wasn't concerned by the way in which the incident had been reported and said he couldn't influence the press, with his target now to get his season back on track in Montreal.

“For me it is more important what is being discussed internally, and there everything is cleared up,” he said. “So there are no open questions left. What is being written in the press is something that I cannot influence anyway, and most of the time it's just a snapshot of what really has happened.

“Sometimes comments are against oneself and sometimes in ones favour. That is life I guess. Whatever has happened in Istanbul has happened and it's passed now. We will not get these points back. On that we have been very generous and have given out quite some presents, and now we have twelve races ahead and we have to use them.”

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend is one that many feel won't favour Red Bull as much as previous venues on the schedule this season, but Vettel said he was sure that he will be on the pace as he looks to rebound from his Turkish disappointment in the best way possible.

“I believe that we are very strong also here,” he said. “If we have learned something out of the last seven races, it is that regardless of which type of track it was, our car was very strong on all of them.

“The next two tracks, Montreal and Valencia, have a lot of corners, but also a couple of big straights, so they are both medium downforce level tracks. As to whether we are able to be in front, we will see, but for me I think that we can be.”



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FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

June 11, 2010 2:56 PM

Bottom line. Seb is the man at RedBull. No question. That's why he's not backing down. SV apologies - no way. MW might have signed another contract but that's just MW being smart - another year in a good car. SV on the other hand is the future of Redbull and has been told so. Redbull can built there entire F1 brand behind SV and they'll keep him if they keep giving him podium cars and tell him he's the no.1

weston - Unregistered

June 11, 2010 3:31 PM

With this final submission by Vettel, dare I say a *monster* has now been born. Good luck in the future not showing any remorse, I'm sure the fans will warm to this in the appropriate fashion.....but what would they know, they'll have to stick to the likes of Webber who talks straight and even finds time to ring Rossi from moto gp to wish him well.



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