Sebastian Vettel insists that there will be no lingering tensions with teammate Mark Webber next season, despite some troubled flash points during their title battle in 2010.
As well as their on-track clash at the Turkish Grand Prix as they fought for the lead of the race, Vettel and Webber endured far from easy times off the circuit, too, amid talk of favoritism toward the World Champion within Red Bull's ranks.
After the race in Abu Dhabi, Vettel and Webber moved to clear the air as they held private talks to go through their issues, and Vettel thinks that the pair have a more solid platform going forward – even if they still do not agree on everything.
Speaking at the AUTOSPORT Awards about his sometimes troubled relationship with Webber, Vettel said: "I think lots of it was made up and I have no problem with Mark. We found ourselves in similar positions on track, and sometimes it went wrong. It happens, it is racing, at the end of the day, and it shows it is not artificial.
"Both of us were not happy with what happened that day [in Turkey] and sometimes it was a difficult situation, but in the end I have no problem with him and he has no problem with me.
"We had an opportunity after the race in Abu Dhabi to talk to each other. Obviously, we are not similar, so on some things we have a different opinion, which is fine, is normal and human.
"We talked about it, and some of the stuff we got rid of and other things we might still have different opinions but it doesn't mean I am not looking at him anymore or not talking to him anymore, so it is good."
He added: "We have been pushing ourselves very hard this year and very often it has been very marginal in qualifying, either he was ahead or I was ahead. It was obviously a tough season, so I am looking forward to next year, and looking forward to beating him. That must be the target, and I am sure if you ask him he will tell you exactly the opposite. That is the spirit and that is what it should be."