29 Mar 2013

Vettel apologises to Red Bull staff

8:52 am on 29 March 2013

The Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has apologised in person to Red Bull staff for ignoring team orders in a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend.

The team says the 25-year-old German had also spoken to aggrieved team mate Mark Webber, who had victory snatched away in the closing laps, after the race at Sepang and the pair had shaken hands.

The German has won the last three drivers' titles with Red Bull, who are chasing their fourth successive constructors' championship.

The team principal Christian Horner is also confident Webber will see out the season with Red Bull saying the Australian knows there was no intent from the team to create a situation.