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Webber did not want new wing, says engineer

ESPNF1 Staff
July 20, 2010 « Vettel backs Schumacher return | »
The Red Bull front wing at the centre of the team-mate dispute © Sutton Images

An unnamed 'senior engineer' at Red Bull said that Mark Webber did not find the new front wing any more effective than the old one and only wanted it back when there was one left.

The team official confessed he was surprised that Webber made a commotion when team-mate Sebastian Vettel was given his new-specification wing prior to qualifying for the British Grand prix.

"Throughout the period when he used the new wing, he complained that it did not work any better than the old one," the engineer told Finland's Turun Sanomat.

"Mark simply did not get a good feeling with it, but when there was only one left, Mark absolutely wanted to have it. He did not care about it at all when we still had two new wings."

The engineer added that Vettel 'immediately liked' the new wing when he ran it in practice.

"We believe that the team management's decision was well-reasoned and logical."