F1 » Horner maintains: There'll be no favouritism at RBR


As the tension mounts and the stakes reach their highest, Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner insists Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will continue to receive absolutely equal support in their quest to clinch the F1 2010 crown

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suzukiaussietrav

October 14, 2010 12:48 PM

Horner would say there will be no favourtism. He has to. But every F1 fan knows that they will favour little Sebby the golden child. Even though he is currently behind his supposedly slower team mate.

Surely if Mark beats Little Sebby this weekend they must put their weight behind Mark. I'm not holding my breath on this though...

Great ending to the season though with the title going down to the wire..

Butterfly - Unregistered

October 14, 2010 1:54 PM

What's so special about Vettel? I can understand the Red Bull boss wanting the kid to win, because he's Austrian. But Horner? This guy really has a soft-spot for Vettel and I don't really understand why. He's not as good as Alonso or Hamilton or Rosberg. What's going on?

Optimaximal - Unregistered

October 14, 2010 2:01 PM

I wish this 'Renault V8 Power' talk would die down... Everyone knows deep down the reason why the RB6 suffers on straights is down to its obscene levels of downforce, not the engine.

Before the works Renault team developed their blown diffuser and started slapping downforce on their car to compete, they had better straight-line speed than the Red Bull car.

NutBallRacer

October 14, 2010 2:07 PM

What a little weasel this guy is, thumping his chest as a "fair competition" guy, after earlier in the season making it obvious he favored Seb, and while apparently unaware that he now makes it obvious he still favors Seb. Why was this comment even necessary. Is it because Webber's success threatens to ruin his long term relationship with little Sebby? Horner, if you didn't want Webber to win, why didn't you just fire him mid-season, or buy him out? You could have found any number of young no-talent suckers to play second fiddle to Vettel for nothing. And that's all you'll get now. Disingenuous idiot.

JJJ

October 14, 2010 3:30 PM

Not favouring Webber at this point is equal to favouring Vettel.

If they'd focussed on Webber from a few races back when he was 28 points ahead he would have practically been champion already.

Now you risk all of that just for the outside chance Vettel wins the next 3 races and might end up looking very silly if FA hangs in there and runs away with it at the end...

I'm sure if the situation was reversed they would have been calling Webber on the radio last weekend to remind him 'it's a team sport' and 'he needs to save fuel' to spur him on to let Vettel past.

Nigel K

October 14, 2010 5:20 PM

All Christian Horner is required and expected to do is to give both Webber and Vettel an equal car. The rest is up to the drivers. Webber can administer the rest of the three races to suit him. If he plays it right and gets on the podium in the remaining races he's the 2010 WDC. If he fights it out with Vettel, and creates an incident or a DNF, than that will leave the door wide open for Fernando to take it.
It's not a matter of favouritism but of sheer strategy.

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