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Horner lauds 'awesome' Webber, 'a big part' of Red Bull's success

“I always said this championship would have another twist,” the 37-year-old went on. “It's down to what happens on the circuit – and that's the way it should be. The first time Sebastian has led it has been right at the end. It's a team effort and ultimately Sebastian prevailed. I'm very proud of what Sebastian has done.

“Both drivers can be very proud – they both took it into the last race. [Vettel] has had his ups-and-downs, he's had a few engine issues here and there, but he has never lost faith and he has stuck at it – and he's triumphed in the end. It's been a very emotional and unbelievable week for all concerned.”

When asked how he would rate Vettel alongside the world champions he has worked with in the past at Williams and McLaren-Mercedes, meanwhile, Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey reflected: “The things I would say are common with all the great drivers. Obviously natural talent – that goes without saying – but then having that underlying grit and determination, and having a good brain, and Sebastian combines that very well. If you have that combination, winning a championship hopefully becomes a matter of time.”





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NutBallRacer

November 16, 2010 2:47 PM

It is just so interesting that Horner seems to keep trying to convince the world that Webber got equal treatment. 30 years from now, I bet he'll still be talking about it, trying to make it "true" by repetition. It is not a very intelligent approach by Horner. Whether Webber got equal treatment or not, we the public will never know, but Horner's constant comments on the subject only arouse suspicions, rather than allay them. The behavior of Webber and Vettel is another indication counter to Horner's assertions. If Horner would just stop mentioning "equality", maybe in 30 years or so we'd forget what a disingenuous guy he appears to have been.

irlirie69

November 16, 2010 6:26 PM

When an employee feels devalued by his employer, there isn't much good that either party will share during the employment of the employee. Anyone who has been in a position like this, no matter how good he may be at his job, is bound to make numerous mistakes. There is no worse feeling than giving your all to your employer only to feel like your contributions over the years have been rendered meaningless. I feel for you Webs, you shouldn't have to battle your employer. One is made to feel like he is stranded on an island all alone.



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