Vettel and Webber blame each other as Horner is left disappointed

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Turkey, Istanbul Parktr

The Red Bull Racing F1 Team saw a 1-2 finish at Istanbul Park go up to smoke as race leader Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel collided on track. Vettel was forced to retire, Webber was, after a pit stop, able to take third place.

After the race, Christian Horner said to the BBC: "From a team perspective I'm really disappointed because the team had done everything right, we'd out-strategied the McLarens, who were strong today. To see both cars touch each other was really disappointing.

"I've spoken to Sebastian, he got a run and they should never had been where they were. It's really disappointing for the team, it's cost them a lot of points.

"The priority is to beat the other teams and today we handed 43 points on a plate to McLaren. The team really deserved to win this race. We need to sit down, go through it and come back stronger at the next event."

"What we always ask is that the drivers give each other room. Today neither yielded, and the result was the team losing a lot of points, Mark losing a lot of points and Sebastian losing a lot of points, the result is everybody loses.

"We saw today with Jenson and Lewis, they raced each other and they gave each other space, and that's what we ask."

Horner will have a lot of work with his two drivers as they blame each other for the incident.

Vettel said to the press after his crash: "Obviously, I think if you look at the pictures it was clear I had the inside. I went on the inside, I was ahead and just going down to focus on the braking point and honestly, you can see we touched and he touched my right rear wheel and I went off."

During the post-race press conference, Mark Webber said: "Seb had a top speed advantage and he went down the inside. We were side by side and then looks like he turned pretty quickly to the right and we made contact."

"It definitely happened fast. It's a shame for the team, but not an ideal day. The McLarens were solid today. It was good race between all four of us up until then.

"Neither want to make contact but it can happen sometimes when both are in front. It is never ideal but it happened."

We'll see what happens between the two drivers in the following weeks and during the next race at Canada.