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F1 POLL: Did Red Bull treat Webber unfairly?

Vote in our latest F1 2010 poll and have your say now on if you think Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber was unfairly treated by his team following 'new front wing-gate' on Saturday.
Mark Webber put the injustice of qualifying behind him to take a convincing win at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, a result that reignites his championship aspirations and moves him up to third in the standings.

Webber was extremely miffed following qualifying though after having to hand 'his' new front wing to team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who promptly used it to secure P1 on the grid. Although the team denied there was any favouritism [see separate story - click here], Webber was not at all happy and went into Sunday's race determined to make a point.

He did so in style too, grabbing the lead at the start and then setting fastest lap after fastest lap to keep McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in check. It was his third win of the season – following victories in Spain and Monaco – and while he was delighted, tensions remain. Indeed after taking gold and thanking his team, he announced over the radio that 'it wasn't bad for a number two driver'.

So do you think he was treated unfairly by his team?

Or was Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner right to give it to Vettel, considering the German was higher in the championship standings prior to today's tenth round in the championship and also fastest in final practice?

Have your say now...

To vote in our poll CLICK HERE.





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Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB6 race winner
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Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB6 race winner

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Timmy - Unregistered

July 11, 2010 8:21 PM

This is a no brainer. They took the piece off Webber's car! When Vettel's wing broke they should have fitted the old one and sent him on his way. There was no decision to be made, there was nothing to think about. If you are treating your drivers equally then the thought of taking the other driver's wing wouldn't even enter your mind.

sg - Unregistered

July 11, 2010 8:25 PM

"I had some good battles today," said Sutil, "but the last one was not fair. Sebastian pushed me off the track and I lost seventh place. "It's annoying. I don't think that's the way you have to pass with a car that is two seconds faster," he added.



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