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Webber calls Red Bull for unity

FORMULA One championship leader Mark Webber has called for unity after his disastrous collision with teammate Sebastien Vettel cost Red Bull the chance of victory at the Turkish Grand Prix.

The Australian was leading in Istanbul when second-placed Vettel attempted to overtake on lap 40 of 58 but the cars collided, costing both valuable points.

Vettel span off the track and was forced to retire while Webber recovered to finish third after spending time in the pits.

Both drivers pointed the finger at each other after the race but Webber has now called for an end to the recriminations, insisting the team have excelled so far this season.

“It’s a real shame for the team because we lost a good opportunity to win the race,” Webber said on Red Bull’s official Web site. “We need to bounce back, be united as a team, and keep going.

“Obviously one of us could have won it. But this is sport and it can happen. If you look back, you of course want to handle things a lot more differently, and that it is something we can learn as a team.

“We are in uncharted waters. Both of us were leading the championship and both of us were at the front. The team — collectively with the drivers — all of us have to learn how to deal with these situations maybe better in the future.”
Webber’s third-placed finish meant he clung onto the lead in the drivers’ championship by five points from Britain’s Jenson Button, though McLaren edged ahead in the constructors’ championship. — CNN.

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