Fresh footage shows fuming Webber cutting up Red Bull team-mate Vettel in dangerous move after Malaysia mayhem
13:23 GMT, 25 March 2013
15:34 GMT, 25 March 2013
Dramatic new footage has emerged revealing just how serious the feud is between Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber after the Australian pulled a shockingly dangerous maneouvre after the Malaysian Grand Prix had finished.
Red Bull are in turmoil today after Vettel ignored their clear instruction not to challenge Webber at the climax of the race, and the German was forced to issue an apology for undermining the order which has left his colleague considering his Formula One future.
VIDEO: Scroll down to watch the astonishing footage
Chequered flag: Sebastian Vettel slows down after crossing the finishing line in Malaysia
Who's that coming up Mark Webber's car zooms into the corner of the camera
Dangerous: Webber steers into the path of Vettel at a furious pace as the German slows down
Best of enemies: Webber then speeds off into the distance leaving Red Bull red-faced
New footage reveals just how angry
Webber was in the aftermath of the race as he dangerously cuts across
Vettel at high speed to display his fury, only missing his team-mates
car by a matter of inches.
Former McLaren driver John Watson, a
winner of five grands prix, believes Red Bull must take immediate action
against their three-time world champion.
‘The question is, what are the team
going to do to sanction Sebastian Vettel And the only solution I would
find is suspending him for next grand prix,’ Watson told BBC Radio 4.
Dangerous: Mark Webber (left) swerved in front of Sebastien Vettel to show his anger
Leading the way: Webber was ahead of Vettel until his team-mate's late surge
VIDEO: Watch Webber's dangerous move
Out of options: Watson says a fine would do nothing and removing the points is not viable
‘You can’t take the points away from
him and give them to Mark Webber, a fine would be irrelevant, so the
only purposeful way to bring him to book is to say “you will stand out
‘I know that if other drivers in other teams disobeyed a team order they would be suspended or even fired.’
Red Bull cancelled their victory photo
in the aftermath of yesterday’s controversy while it has been reported
that Webber needed to be persuaded to participate in the podium
Usurped: Mark Webber would have won the race had Vettel not disobeyed team orders
Watson says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner must take action or risk his position being undermined by Vettel.
‘If Christian Horner doesn’t reassert his authority in the team – because he has been totally subjugated by Sebastian Vettel yesterday – then his position in the team is not exactly the role it is designed to be,’ added Watson.
‘The only conclusion I can reach is that Vettel should be suspended for the next grand prix.’