• Turkish Grand Prix

Webber blames Vettel for collision

ESPNF1 Staff
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The aftermath of Sebastian Vettel's and Mark Webber's crash © Sutton Images

Mark Webber has blamed Sebastian Vettel for the accident that saw Red Bull lose the lead of the Turkish Grand Prix.

The pair ran side-by-side down the back straight on lap 41 with Webber pushing Vettel almost onto the grass as they came into the braking area for turn one. In response Vettel moved across the track towards Webber. The Australian said it was that move that had caught him off guard and caused the collision.

"Seb had a good top speed advantage and he went down the inside," Webber recalled. "We were side by side and then looks like he turned pretty quickly to the right and we made contact. It definitely happened fast. It's a shame for the team, but not an ideal day. Neither want to make contact but it can happen sometimes when both are in front. It is never ideal but it happened."

He said it could have been a good four-way battle for the lead between Red Bull and McLaren had the accident not happened.

"The McLarens were solid today," he added. "It was good race between all four of us up until then.