Mark Webber to speak about Red Bull orders row in China Drivers' Press Conference
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Last Updated: 10/04/13 4:58pm
Mark Webber: Set to be centre of attention on Thursday
The Red Bull team orders controversy is set to be thrust firmly straight back into the spotlight at the Chinese Grand Prix after Mark Webber was summoned to appear in Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference.
Sebastian Vettel's disregard of team orders to overtake Webber and win the last race in Malaysia has remained the major talking point in F1 since the rumpus erupted three weeks ago and Thursday is set to be the first time the Red Bull team-mates publicly speak about the incident since their initial reactions on the Sunday evening at Sepang.
Although wild speculation in the immediate aftermath of the race suggested Webber may even consider his F1 future, the Australian has travelled to Shanghai and will face the world's media in the press conference which will be broadcast live at 8am on Thursday morning on Sky Sports F1.
With Webber certain to be the centre of attention, the remaining five drivers in the Thursday line-up are likely to be a relative supporting cast, although Mercedes' Nico Rosberg is near certain to face similar questioning over team orders after he was instructed to finish behind his team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sepang.
Sergio Perez is also appearing ahead of a big weekend for McLaren's chances of a 2013 recovery, while Lotus's Romain Grosjean, Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg and Force India's Adrian Sutil complete the line-up.
Meanwhile, in Friday's Team Principals' equivalent, Red Bull's Christian Horner headlines a line-up which also includes Ross Brawn and Williams's newly-installed Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams.
Their inquisition will be be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 at 9am on Friday morning.
Thursday April 11 - Drivers Press' Conference - Sky Sports F1 at 8am
Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber)
Sergio Perez (McLaren)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Adrian Sutil (Force India)
Mark Webber (Red Bull).
Friday April 12 - Team Principals' Press Conference - Sky Sports F1 at 9am
John Booth (Marussia)
Ross Brawn (Mercedes)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Claire Williams (Williams)