McLaren expects Webber to help Vettel win in Korea

© Ubaid Parkar, 13 October 2012
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Sebastian Vettel is the favourite to win the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday with a little help from Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, according to rivals McLaren.

Fernando Alonso currently leads the championship by four points from the German but that may soon erode with a bit of camaraderie in the Red Bull camp, should Webber yield to Vettel at the start and hold up his rivals.

"I don't think he will, do you?" said McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

"I do," replied Jenson Button nodding vigorously during a media session according to Reuters.

"Well, I don't think he will willingly," added Whitmarsh suggesting that team orders could be enforced during Sunday’s race.

Webber, who is 60 points behind Alonso in the standings, claimed pole position on Saturday ahead of Vettel who is just four points adrift from the leading Ferrari driver.


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