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Mark Webber Claims Sebastian Vettel Used To Search For Guinea Pigs At Red Bull To Take Risks Before Him During Races

Mark Webber Claims Sebastian Vettel Used To Search For Guinea Pigs At Red Bull To Take Risks Before Him During Races

Mark Webber spoke out the mistake Sebastian Vettel had made at the Turkish Grand Prix 2021 and also hit out at his old counterpart in the process

Ever since there crash, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have grown into fierce rivals. Once racing alongside each other at Red Bull, things took little time in turning sour between the two as their relationship went on a horrendous downtick.

Mark Webber Opines On Sebastian Vettel And His Decision At The Turkish Grand Prix

And many years after their crash, things have far from healed between the duo as was evident in Mark Webber’s recent comments on Vettel who is now a part of Aston Martin. Webber talked about Vettel’s mistake during the Turkish Grand Prix 2021, one which forced the F1 driver to pit.

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The Australian talked about Vettel’s decision to switch to slicks on the wet Istanbul track, a decision which resulted in Vettel pitting again. Speaking to F1 Nation, Webber talked about how he was surprised with Vettel taking the risk, something he had never done at Red Bull where he was too happy for someone else to be the guinea pig and take the risks ahead of him.

“It was actually unlike him.. He was never really the first one to pull the trigger when he’d come to doing it. Normally he’ll seek clarification from the pit wall in terms of someone else playing the guinea pig and having a go,” Webber said.

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Vettel’s decision during the Turkey Grand Prix saw him end in 18th place, a decision he went onto rue in the aftermath of the race with him having no one but himself to beat for his decision.

I’m obviously disappointed, having made the wrong call. It was tempting to try, but just the wrong decision. So we lost, I think, the [chance] for points, maybe one or two–and in the end, we didn’t get any,” Vettel had said after the bygone race.

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