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Red Bull advisor says Vettel has more reason to suspect favouritism

Last Updated: 16/07/10 1:32pm

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Marko: has hit out at 'conspiracy' theories

Marko: has hit out at 'conspiracy' theories

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Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has claimed that Mark Webber is "on the wrong track" if he thinks the team is favouring Sebastian Vettel.

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Webber won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday despite having a new front wing taken off his car and handed to Vettel before qualifying.

The team have since clarified that the decision was taken because the German was ahead of Webber in the championship standings.

And after clear-the-air talks the situation has apparently been resolved, with the 33-year-old Aussie expressing regret that his anger over the decision was brought out into the open.

However, Marko has stoked up the controversy again by claiming that Vettel has more reason to believe there is a "conspiracy" in the camp.

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"If Mark imagines there's a conspiracy between us and Vettel against him, then he is on the wrong track," Marko is quoted as saying by Auto Motor und Sport.

"If I was Vettel then I would have suspected the opposite. Which car has permanently had something damaged?

"Did Mark have the defective spark plug in Bahrain, the loose wheel in Australia, the broken brake disc in Barcelona, the defective chassis in Monte Carlo, the transmission problems in Montreal and now the broken wing at Silverstone?"

He added: "Mark is having a great season, and has also improved big time, but he should not forget that he owes much of this to the team.

"Where was he two years ago?

"Then he could not even dream of grand prix victories. Today, we have given him a car that he can win on his own."

The Austrian stopped short of saying that he has a personal preference between two drivers, however, adding that he does not care "who is champion, the main thing is that he is driving a Red Bull."

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