Mark Webber's crash at the Korean Grand Prix was bad enough a blow to his championship hopes, but now he's been accused of deliberately trying to take out one of his championship rivals in the process. Former grand prix driver Gerhard Berger (LEFT) claimed in an interview with Austrian TV that Webber's rolling back across the circuit after hitting the wall, during which he collected the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg, was evidence of a deliberate act.
"He could have hit the brakes and stopped the car at the wall, the Austrian told Servus TV. "He took out Rosberg, but it was the wrong one. I think in his mind he would have preferred Alonso or Hamilton.
Asked to clarify whether he really thought Webber's move was deliberate, the former co-owner of Red Bull's "junior team" Toro Rosso added: "Yes, I think that's very clear. He goes off and he knows it's over. In this moment, you're frustrated and a thousand thoughts go through your head.
"It's very obvious – you can see his wheels are not locked up. Perhaps he had a brake problem, but I don't think so."
Immediately following the incident, Webber admitted to TV reporters that the accident had been entirely down to his own mistake.
"Totally my fault," he said. "I got a wheel on the curb on the exit of Turn 12 and it was a very slow motion moment off the back of it. I thought I had done enough but in the end it wasn't enough. The wall obviously was close and did some damage and then I wrecked Nico's race as well."