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Webber’s conspiracy theory ‘on wrong track’ – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko has rubbished Mark Webber’s intimation that his teammate is being favoured by Red Bull management.

Although Australian Webber’s statement on Thursday suggested the air has been cleared after Silverstone, team consultant Marko has weighed into the front wing saga.

“If Mark imagines there is a conspiracy between us and (Sebastian) Vettel against him, then he is on the wrong track,” the Austrian and former grand prix driver is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport.

“If I was Vettel, then I would suspect the opposite.  Which car has constantly had problems?  Did Mark have a defective spark plug, a loose wheel, a broken brake, a defective chassis, a gearbox problem and the broken nose?

“In comparison, Webber has come out with only a black eye.

“Mark is having a great season, and he has improved big team, but he should not forget that he owes a lot to this team.  Where was he two years ago?  He could not even dream of grand prix wins,” said Marko.

“For us, it really does not matter who is champion, the main thing is that he is sitting in a Red Bull.”

Earlier, Marko defended the decision to give Vettel the newer specification wing that in the pre-qualifying practice session had been fitted to Webber’s car.

“I don’t know what Webber wants,” he is quoted by Auto Bild.

“The driver who got the new wing was ahead in the championship and faster in the third timed practice.  It was a very logical decision,” added Marko.