Red Bull set to meet as crash intrigue deepens

Stephan Heublein



Red Bull's clear-the-air meeting, to be attended by both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, will take place at the team's Milton-Keynes headquarters on Thursday.

The meeting comes amid new developments in the wake of last Sunday's collision of the two RB6 cars whilst they led the Turkish grand prix.

While team figures have backed away from pointedly blaming Webber for the incident, isolated as a scapegoat could be his race engineer Ciaron Pilbeam.

Already heavily criticised by Dr Helmut Marko, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims that Pilbeam not only failed to pass on information about the charging Vettel, but actually told Webber to use his overtake button to repel the attack.

Red Bull has said Webber was - unlike Vettel - in a fuel-saving engine mode at the time of the contact, and was also struggling with tyre wear.