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Red Bull drivers can race in Montreal

ESPNF1 Staff
June 10, 2010 « Button insists McLaren rivalry healthy | »
Christian Horner says Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will still be allowed to race one another © Getty Images

Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists that drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will be allowed to continue to race one another despite their controversial crash in the Turkish Grand Prix.

"We won't be instructing one driver or the other to concede or overtake," Horner told BBC Sport. "They will be racing each other; the most important thing is they respect they are driving for a team and I believe they do."

Vettel made contact with Webber when trying to take the lead from his team-mate in Istanbul, taking himself out of the race and handing title rivals McLaren a one-two finish.

But Horner said he believed both men had "learnt from what happened" at Istanbul and he had no regrets about allowing the duo to contest the lead.

"We were allowing both drivers to race and I don't think that is wrong. What I do believe is wrong that they unfortunately drove each into each other! Red Bull is about racing, it's not about processions, otherwise we would have given team orders after the first turn or the pit stop.

"We had two guys that we are trying to give equal opportunity to win the world championship and win races being heavily pressured by the McLarens."