Webber scathingly refers to Vettel as Michael Schumacher

© F1 Pulse, 30 June 2013
© AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Unhappy with Sebastian Vettel’s unfair tactics over the years, Mark Webber mockingly referred to his teammate at the British Grand Prix as Michael Schumacher, who was also reputed to have used several underhand tactics during his career.

Earlier this season, Vettel won the Malaysian GP in what was to be a Webber victory after the team had instructed the defending champion to maintain his second place. The Australian had turned his engine down but Vettel took advantage of the situation to close the gap and pass his teammate.

The rivalry between the two Red Bull drivers has been grabbing headlines since 2010, ever since the pair collided battling for the lead at the Turkish GP that year.

At the British GP on Sunday Vettel retired with a gearbox failure, which forced a safety car period, while Webber finished second.

As the top three drivers were discussing the race before heading to the podium, Webber was heard saying, “They did a good job to pick the safety car with where Michael stopped."

Webber was speaking to race winner Nico Rosberg and third-placed Fernando Alonso at the time. It was an obvious reference to Schumacher, who is known to be good friends with Vettel.


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