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Vettel adamant he was not to blame

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have put the Turkish Grand Prix incident behind them ... but Vettel maintains it was not his fault © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel has told the BBC he is not favoured by Red Bull after his team absolved him of blame for the collision with Mark Webber even though most pundits came down on the side of it being Vettel's error.

"What we have been discussing internally is neither driver is favoured in any way," Vettel said. "We go out and try to find out who is the better one, like it should be."

As for the accident, he said: "It all happened fairly quick. I got a very good run out of corner leading on to back straight, got a good tow. Then I was going on the inside. I had already passed Mark and then tried to come slowly back to the right. At that time I was the leading car and then usually the leader dictates when to go. We made contact and that was the end of the race for me.

"You do at the time what you think is right, and in that case you would do it again because you thought it was right. No matter how is the outcome, you will always learn something."

He was less clear when asked why he had indicated to spectators that Webber was crazy in the immediate aftermath. "I think it was pretty clear at the time. I don't think it was a crazy sign. I think it's very common. I think everyone understood."