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Webber slams 'first-lap nutcase' Grosjean after collision

Published on Oct 7, 2012 8:01 PM
 
The cars of Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg (left) of Germany and Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia sit idle on the track after a multiple collision in the first corner of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit on Oct 7, 2012. Angry Australian Mark Webber branded Romain Grosjean a "first-lap nutcase" on Sunday following a Japanese Grand Prix collision that wrecked the Red Bull driver's hopes of a podium finish. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SUZUKA, Japan (REUTERS) - Angry Australian Mark Webber branded Romain Grosjean a "first-lap nutcase" on Sunday following a Japanese Grand Prix collision that wrecked the Red Bull driver's hopes of a podium finish.

Webber lined up on the front row of the grid alongside team-mate and eventual winner Sebastian Vettel on pole position but a collision with Grosjean's Lotus in the opening seconds sent the Australian to the back of the field from where he fought back to ninth.

"I haven't seen what happened at the start but the guys confirmed it was the first-lap nutcase again," Webber said of the Frenchman.

"The rest of us are trying to fight for some decent results each weekend but he's trying to get to the third corner as fast as he can at every race.

 
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