Christian Horner
Sep 23

Horner Says Singapore GP One Of Vettel’s Best

Horner Says Singapore GP One Of Vettel's Best

of Germany and Infiniti Racing celebrates after winning the Singapore GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

says that Sebastian Vettel put in one of the best drives of his career in Singapore – but he insists that it’s still too early for Red Bull to become overly confident about a fourth title.

“We’ve only extended the lead by another seven points,” said Horner. “Fernando keeps finishing the races, he keeps turning up on the podium. We’re 60 points ahead, we’ve extended our lead, but there are still 150 available. So we’ll keep our heads down and keep pushing.

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Sep 9

Monza Performance Was Incredible, Says Horner

Monza Was Incredible Performance, Says Horner

of Australia and during the Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza (Photo: Getty Images)

says that his Red Bull team did an “incredible job” to deal with tire and gearbox issues during what looked from the outside like a straightforward win for in Monza.

Vettel made his life harder in the first stint by flat spotting a front tire at Turn One, and later there were concerns about the gearbox. It says a lot that the German only set the 12th fastest lap as he nursed the car home – and for once he didn’t try to add to his tally in the record books.

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Aug 26

NEW Race Updates! F1 Belgian GP On-Site Coverage

Sebastian Vettel. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Dominant Vettel takes a step towards fourth title

Sebastian Vettel took a step closer to his fourth World Championship title by scoring a dominant win in Belgium.

Vettel dragged past pole man on the straight after Eau Rouge on the first lap, and thereafter was never under threat. He now has a 46 point advantage over his nearest rival, .

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Aug 22

Horner – We’re Still Deciding 2014 Driver Lineup

Christian Horner is the team boss at Red Bull Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

is the team boss at Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Christian Horner insists that Red Bull still hasn’t made its mind up on a replacement for , despite strong suggestions in the paddock that will get the job.

Horner has always preferred the option of an experienced driver, while others in the camp want to promote a Red Bull protégé.

“We’ve always said we’re going to take the summer to consider what the options are,” Horner told BBC Radio. “We haven’t been short of options, and of course it’s a fundamental decision as to who will replace Mark, and it’s important we make the right decision. A decision will be made by the end of the European season.”

Regarding who might now be on that list, he said: “I’m not going to tell you that, am I? There are plenty of options. We’re in the fortunate position of where there are an awful lot of drivers who’d obviously like to drive a Red Bull car. We’ve also got two very talented youngsters in the junior team. We’ve had a good look at Daniel Ricciardo at a recent test, who did a very good job, but before we finalize it, we’re going to use the time prudently to make sure we make the right decision.”

Meanwhile, Horner was coy on the prospects for , despite the Finn’s management last week ruling him out of the RBR running.

“Kimi’s a great driver, and, for sure, he’s going to be in in one of the top teams next year. We just have to wait and see which one.”

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Jul 30

Red Bull Wants Best Driver Line Up, Says Horner

RedBull's team principal Christian Horner sits in the pits during the third practice session at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 27, 2013 ahead of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.    AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA        (Photo credit should read FERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Team boss says that has to put together the best possible package when it finally decides on a replacement for .

While he admires , Horner is clearly keen to have an established top name, while others in the camp are supportive of the Toro Rosso driver.

Horner says that the team is not under pressure to promote a Red Bull protégé, despite Toro Rosso’s obvious role as a training ground.

“I think Daniel considering the equipment at his disposal has done a very good job,” said Horner. “Which is why we were keen to have a look at him at Silverstone, and he acquitted himself very well there – he couldn’t have done any more to be honest.

“I think the situation that we’re in is that we want to run the strongest team. We’re a team that’s won the World Championship the last three years, and we want to make sure that we are in a position to compete and fight for the World Championship in future years.

“There has never been any pressure that we must take a junior driver. It’s a matter of fielding the best team at the end of the day. Of course the junior drivers are under consideration, but there’s not a prerequisite that it has to be a junior driver for next year.

“You always want to put the strongest drivers in the cars that you possibly can. Mark leaves some big shoes to be filled.”

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