An anonymous Red Bull engineer has seemingly prolonged the ‘Wing-Gate’ fiasco that has embroiled the team in an ugly and very public bout of internal bickering.

Mark Webber His claim: Mark Webber actually disliked the updated front wing that was being disputed!

The insider claimed to be “very surprised” that Mark Webber created a stir over team-mate Sebastian Vettel receiving the updated front wing prior to the British Grand Prix qualifying.

Quoted by Finland’s Turun Sanomat: “Throughout the period when he used the new wing, he complained that it did not work any better than the old one,” the source said.

“Mark simply did not get a good feeling with it, but when there was only one left, Mark absolutely wanted to have it.

“He did not care about it at all when we still had two new wings,” this engineer continued.

He also added that Vettel “immediately” liked the new-specification front wing when he had the opportunity to run it in practice, before the front mountings suddenly collapsed during Saturday’s free practice session.

“We believe that the team management’s decision [to give Vettel the wing] was well-reasoned and logical,” he added.

This is very interesting indeed!

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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