Red Bull duo set to lock horns again in China

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel keep their distance on the podium in Malaysia.
Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel keep their distance on the podium in Malaysia.

Red Bull head to Shanghai this weekend, keen to put the huge controversy of their Malaysian one-two behind them.

After Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders and overtook Mark Webber to go on and win the race in Kuala Lumpur three weeks ago, the team held clear the air talks between their drivers, forcing the German world champion into apologising.

Regardless of the sour taste that marred their Malaysian domination, Vettel sits top of the drivers’ championship table as the series travels to the Chinese Grand Prix – the scene of Red Bull’s first victory back in 2009.

Webber followed his team-mate home for the Tilbrook outfit’s first ever one-two finish on that day. But should the race pan out like that again on Sunday, Vettel should not expect similar courtesy from the Australian.