Whitmarsh Goes after Vettel after Spa Race

A race filled with incidents like the one which took place on Sunday in Belgium had to give birth to a considerable amount of chatter. The main topic of the days revolves around Sebastian Vettel’s collision with Jenson Button, a collision which left the McLaren team with only one man in charge of bringing in the points, winner Lewis Hamilton.

The collision between the two occurred in lap 16, when Vettel’s takeover attempt went south, sending the Red Bull car into the side of one driven by Button. As a result of what was described by Vettel as an unintentional mistake, Button was forced to abandon. Vettel managed to get back in the race and finished 15th.

McLaren's head Martin Whitmarsh stepped into the spotlight after the race and accused Vettel of making a habit out of colliding with other drivers.

The words, coming from the man who now sees Button's chances for taking the world championship threatened, are only the last in a line of critics up until now directed towards Red Bull's RB6 car.

"He makes a habit of colliding with other drivers. Jenson was in a strong position and it hasn't only damaged his world championship chances but it's also bad for our team,"
Whitmarsh was quoted as saying by GMM.

"A mistake like that is something you usually only see in junior formulas, not in formula one. He is a likeable guy and we know we didn't do it on purpose,” he added.
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