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Red Bull drivers clear the air

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Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have put the Turkish Grand Prix incident behind them © Getty Images

Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel met with team boss Christian Horner, chief technician Adrian Newey and consultant Dr. Marko for further 'clear-the-air' talks at the team's factory on Thursday.

Somewhat predictably, neither driver apportioned any blame for the incident that may well have cost the team victory on lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix.

"The team had got us into a great position and it wasn't good for them what happened - so I'm sorry for them that we lost the lead of the race," said Vettel. "Mark and I are racers and we were racing. We are professionals and it won't change how we will work together going forward. We have a great team and the spirit is very strong. I'm looking forward to Canada."

Webber, who was leading the race at the time when Vettel tried to pass, said the incident was part and parcel of the sport but that it should not have happened.

"It's a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to win the race," said Webber. "It's sport and these things can happen, but it shouldn't have done. I feel for everyone at Red Bull, at the factory and everyone involved. Seb and I will make sure it doesn't happen again and will continue to work openly together, no problem. We have talked enough on it now, it's done, we're looking ahead and I'm focused on the race in Canada next week."

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