Webber & Vettel meet Red Bull management to settle Turkish incident

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are said to have drawn a line under their crash, after meeting with team boss Christian Horner, technical chief Adrian Newey and consultant Helmut Marko at Red Bull’s factory in Milton Keynes.

The meeting is reported to have gone well, with both parties happy to forget about the crash and focus on the next round of the championship in Canada.

“The team had got us into a great position and it wasn’t good for them what happened so I’m sorry for them that we lost the lead of the race,” said Vettel in an article posted on the team’s official website.

“Mark and I are racers and we were racing. We are professionals and it won’t change how we will work together going forward. We have a great team and the spirit is very strong. I’m looking forward to Canada.”

Webber added: “It’s a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to win the race. It’s sport and these things can happen, but it shouldn’t have done.

“I feel for everyone at Red Bull, at the factory and everyone involved. Seb and I will make sure it doesn’t happen again and will continue to work openly together, no problem. We have talked enough on it now, it’s done, we’re looking ahead and I’m focused on the race in Canada next week.”

The news follows a report by Autosport.com which states that Red Bull has opened negotiations with Vettel about extending his stay at the team until 2015.

The article reports that although nothing has yet been signed, both sides are close to reaching a deal to extend the 22-year-old’s current contract, which runs out in 2012, by an additional three years.

Autosport also reports that Red Bull’s hopes of keeping Vettel have been strengthened by the indication that technical chief Adrian Newey is ready to stay with the team.