Sebastian Vettel has visited the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes to apologise in person for his actions during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The defending champion ignored team orders and overtook Mark Webber for the lead at Sepang, leaving his team-mate angry despite issuing an apology following the race.

Having returned to Europe prior to the third race of the season in China, Vettel has now apologised to Red Bull staff for his actions in Malaysia - with team boss Christian Horner revealed that the German also vowed that there will be no repeat in future.

"He's said he can't turn back the clock but he's accepted what he did was wrong," Horner was quoted by Reuters.

"He's apologised to the team and to every single member of staff for his actions, because he recognises the team is vitally important and being part of the team is a crucial aspect to being able to challenge for those championships."

Red Bull advisor Helmet Marko has already claimed that the issue was settled after the two drivers shook hands in their debrief following the Sepang race.