Red Bull Racing have admitted that they do exhibit a policy of preferential driver treatment, after the collision between drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix sparked discussions over the issue.

Red Bull have long insisted that no driver receives superior treatment from the team; however, this was called into question on Sunday night after their Director of Something-or-Other Helmut Marko appeared to be the only person in the world to think that the collision was Webber’s fault, rather than that of his over-exuberant teammate.

A Red Bull team principal Christian Horner confirmed that previous statements have been false: “Following speculation over whether we practice driver favoritism, we have decided to address those doubts by confirming that we do, in fact, intend to benefit one driver.