Webber takes responsibility for crash
Mark Webber took full responsibility for his crash in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying it was simply his mistake.
Webber was fourth quickest when he ran slightly wide at turn nine and spun, pitching the car in to the barrier on the inside head on and ripping off the nose cone, along with causing a left front puncture. Webber said it was a kerb that had caught drivers out before, but that he was only focused on finding the limits of the track.
"I made a mistake this morning when I got on the damp kerb," Webber said. "I've seen a few of those over the last few years, but drivers still don't learn - we still go out there and push! I clipped the 'turf and hit the barrier, but fortunately only the front wing was damaged."
Although he lost out on running in the rest of the session, Webber said the incident did not cost him too much track time after completing 35 laps in the afternoon, but that it was clearly a three-horse race for victory between Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari.
"We recovered pretty well this afternoon and got a lot of mileage in. The car ran well and we have lots of info to go through tonight. The tricky thing is the tyres. Ferrari and McLaren are certainly performing well, as they have done at the last few races - it's no big surprise that they are doing decent lap times and it's a race between all of us."