Sebastian Vettel plays down role in Mark Webber quitting

The defending triple world champion added that he felt he had a better relationship with Webber than reported. "I have enormous respect for him on the track as a driver," Vettel insisted.

updated: June 28, 2013 12:24 IST
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Silverstone, United Kingdom: Sebastian Vettel did his best on Thursday to minimise any negative influence he may have had on Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber's decision to quit Formula One.

The 25-year-old German said he did not believe his disobeying team orders and "steal" victory from the 36-year-old Australian at the Malaysian Grand Prix in March was a factor.

He said: "I think we've probably had enough talks about Malaysia. I think both of us were not happy with what happened but I don't think that these sorts of things change the world from today until tomorrow.

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