Formula One: Vettel says sorry to staff for ignoring team orders
LONDON (REUTERS) - Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has apologised in person to Red Bull staff for ignoring team orders in a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend.
The team said the 25-year-old German had also spoken to aggrieved team-mate Mark Webber, who had victory snatched away in the closing laps, after the race at Sepang and the pair had shaken hands.
"He's said he can't turn back the clock but he's accepted what he did was wrong," team principal Christian Horner said of Vettel, who visited the Milton Keynes factory on Tuesday to address employees.
"He's apologised to the team and to every single member of staff for his actions, because he recognises the team is vitally important and being part of the team is a crucial aspect to being able to challenge for those championships."