Apr 28, 2013, 10:45 AM EST
The multi 21 fiasco may have dominated the headlines recently, yet Mark Webber has now spoken of the respect that he and teammate Sebastian Vettel have for each other within the Red Bull setup.
Webber’s relationship with Vettel appeared to be at an all-time low following the incident in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which saw the defending world champion pass Webber for the lead against team orders. However, the Australian driver has suggested the opposite is true in a recent interview with IANS.
“Sebastian and I are a team and we share a great camaraderie,” Webber said.
“Sebastian is an experienced driver. Besides, we have a common goal as teammates to make our team proud.”
Webber suggested that it was the drivers’ duty to Red Bull to respect and push each other.
“We continue to respect each other and will continue to remain focused in wanting to make the team proud.”
Although rumors of an impending move to Porsche’s World Endurance Championship squad fail to go away, Webber is confident that he can still challenge for wins this season, and perhaps even the title.
“The goal is always to win. That’s what keeps me motivated on the tracks. I will give it my best shot and leave the rest to fate and destiny.”
These comments will certainly confuse many Formula One fans following the incident in Malaysia, although they may be nothing but empty words in order to draw attention away from the inter-team battle, thus easing the pressure on Mark Webber.
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