Button expects Webber to help Vettel in third title bid

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 06: Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel (C) of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme with second placed Mark Webber (L) of Australia and Red Bull Racing and third placed Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain and McLaren following qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 6, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sebastian Vettel; Mark WebberOct.25 (GMM) McLaren driver Jenson Button is tipping Red Bull‘s Mark Webber to play a supporting role for his title-leading teammate from now until the end of the season.

Actually, Red Bull insists that both its drivers – Webber and Sebastian Vettel – will enjoy free reign to push for the championship, even though Australian Webber is now a huge 63 points behind with just four races still to run.

“I’ll eat my hat if Webber wins [races] ahead of Seb,” McLaren’s Button is quoted by Germany’s Sport1.

Indeed, Motorsport Aktuell reports that Webber is actually contractually obliged to help Vettel now, having triggered a clause in his contract that names a maximum points gap to his teammate at a certain point of the season.

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  • Tamburello_1994

    Mr. obvious says. . . . . ?

    Although not as blatant as some teams (Ferrari) I think it’s a “given” The number two driver will help number one fir the title run, Besides, It’s also all about constructors points.