F1 » Horner: Title tension was good for F1 – if not for us!


In an exclusive interview as he finally pauses to look back upon a spectacular season for Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner relives the highest highs and lowest lows of F1 2010 - good for the sport, he quips, and ultimately, too, for RBR...

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spaghettieddie

December 03, 2010 9:56 PM
Last Edited 1355 days ago

RBR's strategy of not favoring either driver confused Ferrari, they did not believe the rhetoric coming from RBR. It did not make sense to them because they obviously did favor Alonso from the start of the season and assumed that no matter what RBR did or said they would act like Ferrari in that situation. When Mark came in to pit Alonso was right behind him because Ferrari were convinced they were going to favor Mark. It just did not make sense to them. Ferrari screwed up big time! The biggest mistake one can make in life is to think that other people think the way you do, they dont! Ferrari might have learned something from this but I doubt it.

blzbub

December 03, 2010 10:12 PM

they had the fastest car meant that they had no need for team orders, the red bull management made the 'racing' choice and more power to them that they showed faith in the drivers and the car.

not born yesterday - Unregistered

December 04, 2010 12:38 AM

Nice try at reverse psychology, Christian!

Trying to make people believe they wouldn't have switched drivers, if Vettel had been leading, with Mark second and Alonso third, with only 1 or 2 laps to go.

Nice try after the facts, but they don't fool me!

107SS2009

December 04, 2010 12:29 PM

After things (anything in life) is done, such as a race everybody is a shade more cleverer the trouble is that some try to take advantage of it to boost themselves up the clever ladder and in the process cover up their shortcomings.

not born yesterday - Unregistered

December 04, 2010 4:37 PM

107 nailed it :)

The trouble is Horner cannot worm his way out of it, because the evidence throughout the season shows the opposite of what he's saying now. Remember Webber's stolen wing? And then after Interlagos, when asked about race strategy for Abu, he said in the BBC interview something like: "Well, obviously Seb drives for the team and will do what's in the team's interest every time"! *hint* *hint* *nod* *wink*

The trouble with this disingenuous approach is exactly that. He thinks he's the clever one and everybody else is an idiot.

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