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Webber: Red Bull pair will keep racing

Mark Webber says he will keep racing hard against team-mate Sebastian Vettel despite Turkey incident
Mark Webber insists that he will keep racing hard with team-mate Sebastian Vettel despite the incident between the Red Bull duo in Turkey.

Speaking in Montreal ahead of the Canadian GP this weekend, Webber insisted that the pair will still race each other on track and look to make the 'right calls from the cockpit'.

“We need to race each other still,” he told the official F1 website. “Sometimes when you are even more careful, different things happen. It was such a fine line what happened. The result wasn't great, one car didn't finish, and in the future there is a big chance we will race each other again.

“But we need to have judgment as all Formula One drivers need to have, whether I'm lapping [Karun] Chandhok or fighting with Seb for the lead of the race. We should be doing what we can to make the right calls from the cockpit, as I have done for most of my career. When you are racing at the front week in and week out sometimes you are going to have some action.”

Although keen not to dwell on the past and instead move forwards from what happened in Istanbul, Webber did give more of an insight into what happened on lap 40 in Turkey.

“There is no confusion at all,” he said. “It is straightforward. I turned my engine down because I had to save a bit more fuel. I asked what position Seb was in with his fuel. I didn't need much clarification because I knew he was all over me. He had saved a bit of fuel in the slipstream, so he had a few more laps of better fuel mixture, if you like. We raced each other and we know what happened. It all happened in 70 seconds.

“Everything was fine, then in 70 seconds it was 'where is he', bang, and that was it. It happened fast. You guys have ten days to get your stuff together - we had only 60 seconds. Then it was all over.

“I'm cool and absolutely fine. I'm totally over it and ready to go this weekend. I'm looking forward to getting back on the track.”



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