Sunday afternoon in Turkey hosted a dramatic seventh round of the 2010 world championship.

Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, challenged hard by the McLarens, collided whilst running first and second at Istanbul Park, triggering dramatic scenes both trackside and back in the paddock.

After emerging from his stricken RB6, German Vettel twiddled his finger around his ears in disgust, but whilst enraged initially refused to speak to reporters.

"Don't you throw me around!" a journalist barked at a Red Bull minder as Vettel pushed his way into the Red Bull transporter.

Eventual winner Lewis Hamilton quietly asked Webber about the incident after the race, and the Australian gestured that Vettel had turned sharply to the right whilst alongside him.

Webber, 33, was then fiercely reserved whilst addressing reporters in the FIA press conference, but admitted that he thought Vettel had "turned pretty quickly to the right" before the crash.

In a frantic paddock press scrum, an angry-looking Vettel explained: "It was clear I had the inside and was ahead. I dived down the left, I had the corner so I was trying to focus on the braking and I lost the car."

Team boss Christian Horner said he was angry at both drivers.

"What we always ask is that the drivers give each other room," he said. "Today, neither yielded."

BBC commentator Martin Brundle concluded that the young German was "unquestionably" at fault, and McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh admitted he is not sure he would have "cuddled" Vettel when the 22-year-old eventually walked to the pitwall.

But although celebrating a one-two at Red Bull's expense, there was also controversy on the McLaren pitwall, after Jenson Button and Hamilton tussled for the lead after being told to save fuel and tyres.

Having been captured by live TV images in anxious response to their wheel-to-wheel battle, Whitmarsh admitted the moments had made him "uncomfortable".

But the outcome of the race, while leaving championship leader Webber five points clear, sees both McLarens close behind, with Vettel dropping 15 points behind.

FULL RESULTS

Pos

Driver

Team

Laps

Time/Retired

Grid

Pts

1

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

58

Winner

2

25

2

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

58

+2.6 secs

4

18

3

Mark Webber

RBR-Renault

58

+24.2 secs

1

15

4

Michael Schumacher

Mercedes GP

58

+31.1 secs

5

12

5

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes GP

58

+32.2 secs

6

10

6

Robert Kubica

Renault

58

+32.8 secs

7

8

7

Felipe Massa

Ferrari

58

+36.6 secs

8

6

8

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

58

+46.5 secs

12

4

9

Adrian Sutil

Force India-Mercedes

58

+49.0 secs

11

2

10

Kamui Kobayashi

BMW Sauber-Ferrari

58

+65.6 secs

10

1

11

Pedro de la Rosa

BMW Sauber-Ferrari

58

+65.9 secs

13

 

12

Jaime Alguersuari

STR-Ferrari

58

+67.8 secs

16

 

13

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Force India-Mercedes

57

+1 Lap

18

 

14

Rubens Barrichello

Williams-Cosworth

57

+1 Lap

15

 

15

Vitaly Petrov

Renault

57

+1 Lap

9

 

16

Sebastien Buemi

STR-Ferrari

57

+1 Lap

14

 

17

Nico Hulkenberg

Williams-Cosworth

57

+1 Lap

17

 

18

Timo Glock

Virgin-Cosworth

58

+3 Laps

21

 

19

Lucas di Grassi

Virgin-Cosworth

58

+3 Laps

23

 

20

Karun Chandhok

HRT-Cosworth

52

+6 Laps

24

 

Ret

Bruno Senna

HRT-Cosworth

46

+12 Laps

22

 

Ret

Sebastian Vettel

RBR-Renault

39

Accident

3

 

Ret

Heikki Kovalainen

Lotus-Cosworth

33

+25 Laps

20

 

Ret

Jarno Trulli

Lotus-Cosworth

32

+26 Laps

19

 

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