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OCTOBER 29, 2010

Horner rubbishes Berger claims

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has strongly denied suggestions from Gerhard Berger on Austrian TV that Mark Webber would like to have taken out one of his championship rivals when he rolled back across the track after his crash in the Korea.

"Opinions will always be formed without all the facts," Horner said. "After Mark's impact with the wall, it was clear on the TV and from the data that his car was badly damaged. However, the natural and immediate instinct of any competitive driver is not to give up and to keep going.

"In the atrocious conditions, Mark made the snap decision to continue as every driver would - it's absurd to suggest that Mark would ever deliberately take out another driver. He accepted immediate blame for this incident, which in itself deserves credit."