Webber, Fisichella Blame Each Other

Giancarlo Fisichella and Mark Webber blamed each other for the crash which put them out of the Malaysian Grand Prix while fighting for the final place on the podium on Sunday

Webber, Fisichella Blame Each Other

Italian Fisichella and Australian Webber collided in the final corner of lap 32, leaving both men out of the race.

Fisichella, who won the season-opening race in Australia two weeks ago, was angered by the collision, which cost him vital points in his challenge for the Drivers' Championship.

"The car was not fantastic, the grip was not enough and I was struggling a bit but third was OK," he said. "I lost a bargeboard and lost a lot of downforce, a couple of seconds per lap.

"Mark caught me, he overtook me, then I overtook him again. I was ahead as we went in the corner, I saw him coming from the outside but there was no possibility for him to overtake me, there was no room. It is not my fault."

Webber, who gesticulated angrily to the Italian after climbing out of his stricken Williams, had a different view on the incident, which cost him a possible first career podium.

"His tyres were finished," said Webber. "I passed him fair and square. He came down the inside, there is zero grip there, he braked late and came into the side of me.

"I don't know how he was ever going to stop faster than me. The podium was there for me and it is really disappointing. But the fans enjoyed it and we will enjoy it again next time."

The incident was put under investigation and both drivers are expected to be called to the stewards' office after the race to discuss the incident and apportion blame.

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