Webber reflects on Vettel relationship

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Mark Webber believes there were faults on both sides during his often turbulent relationship with team-mate Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.

Each of Vettel's four world titles were secured with Webber in Red Bull's second car, but the duo endured a number of public fall-outs amid a perception the German was receiving preferential treatment.

Webber duly left Formula One at the end of the 2013 season and feels he can now reflect on his time alongside Vettel in more measured fashion.

Speaking at the launch of his autobiography 'Aussie Grit' at Blackwell’s in Central London, Webber told Omnisport: "There were little flash-points that turned into more aggressive battles on the track and then the relationship can break down pretty fast. That's not new for Formula One, obviously a lot of team-mates have struggled to work with each other in the past.

"It was tough at the time but I learnt a lot about both of our characters in how we went about it.

"At the time I thought it could have been handled better, but of course six, seven years down the line things have moved on obviously and we are all a bit wiser and better.

"Did I get things wrong? Of course I did. I got things wrong, all of us could have done things differently here or there, but that's part of the journey."

Red Bull are rumoured to be ready to end an engine partnership with Renault that has proved increasingly acrimonious in recent times amid reliability and performance issues.

Webber expects a link-up with Ferrari to be announced by his former team in the near future.

The Australian added: "The biggest problem for Red Bull is the timeframe to get that working in a short period of time, in terms of getting it ready for that car if there has been so much indecision.

"But I think it will be a much, much boosted performance in terms of Red Bull next year. Whether it's enough for them to fight for the championship, never underestimate them."