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Webber flags team talks about ‘no.2’ treatment

Mark Webber is seeking talks with his Red Bull bosses after his bittersweet British grand prix weekend.

Although the Australian won the Silverstone race, he had been furious on Saturday when the new specification nose fitted to his RB6 was handed to Sebastian Vettel.

He told a reporter after winning on Sunday that if all his days in formula one were like that, he would retire.

And in a reporters’ scrum in the Silverstone paddock, the 33-year-old added: “I would never have signed a contract for next year if I believed that was the way going forward.”

Webber said on his victorious slowing-down lap on Sunday that the performance was “not bad for a number two driver”.

“Yesterday I wasn’t happy, clearly, and I am sure we will have some pretty decent chats tomorrow,” he told the press.

Webber and Vettel briefly shook hands ahead of a team photo on Sunday evening, but the German furrowed his brow when a reporter asked about the atmosphere behind closed doors.

“You get to know people probably a bit better and see their true faces.  I think I learned my lesson, and I focus on myself,” said the 23-year-old.