26th of March 2013 Author: Johnny Karp
Mark Webber says he will need some time to forgive and forget what happened in the Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend. Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel was told to stay behind Webber during Sunday's race but overtook him to win. The German world champion later apologised. Webber said: "It's three weeks to the next race. I will catch some waves in Australia. This will be good medicine. But there were a lot of things in my mind in the last 15 laps, so whether the medicine is enough we will see."
Webber said after the race that one of the questions in his mind had been whether he would ever get the full support of Red Bull to mount a title challenge against Vettel. The 36-year-old driver was so angry that he also said he had considered his future in the team and even in Formula 1. Vettel then described himself as the "black sheep" at Red Bull and said that he would not do the same thing again if presented with a similar situation.
Webber added: "It's very early days right now. It's very raw, obviously, and we need to work out how the team goes best forwards from here. That's obviously going to be discussed this week. I will be in Australia on my surfboard, the phone won't be engaged, we'll see what happens." The incident was not the first one between the two drivers, it's just the latest in a long series of controversial situations between Vettel and Webber. The bitterness between the two started when they crashed while disputing the lead of the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix.
Team boss Christian Horner said: "They haven't been bosom buddies for a few years now. They're both competitors. What Sebastian did wasn't right. He acknowledged that. He has apologised. He took things into his own hands. His desire to win was greater than the team's desire to avoid a situation like Istanbul a few years ago. That's racing drivers. Of course Mark is frustrated and of course the team is frustrated. But that's why they're racing drivers. It's uncomfortable for us, but we contract them because they have that drive and desire."
The next Formula 1 race is the Chinese Grand Prix on April 14th and you can already bet on the winner of that race at Bet365. Here are the odds for the top five favourites:
Sebastian Vettel - 2/1
Fernando Alonso - 7/2
Kimi Raikkonen - 7/1
Mark Webber - 7/1
Lewis Hamilton - 8/1
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