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Horner plays down Hamilton talk

Christian Horner becomes the next person to play down talk of a Red Bull move for Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has moved to play down speculation regarding a possible move for Lewis Hamilton.

Talk of a move for the Briton emerged in Canada following reports of a meeting between the pair in Montreal, although Hamilton was quick to play down speculation that he was seeking to move away from McLaren.

While he admits that a partnership of Hamilton and defending champion Sebastian Vettel would be an interesting one, Horner said that Red Bull wasn't considering a move for the Briton.

"Lewis is a great driver,” he told the BBC. “He's a McLaren driver so it's not even something we're thinking about.

"I think [a partnership between Hamilton and Vettel] would be interesting. They're two of the best guys in the world but sometimes, as a team, you've got to look beyond what looks most attractive on paper. It's all about harmony and about the team at the end of the day."

Horner added that Red Bull was more than happy with its current line-up of Vettel and Mark Webber and was quick to point out that the middle of the F1 paddock wouldn't have been the best place to discuss a deal with Hamilton if it had been something the team was considering.

"It was an impromptu visit,” he said. “In the middle of the paddock is probably not the most discreet place but it was nice to see him.

“We're very happy with the two drivers who we've got. We've got the reigning world champion in Sebastian Vettel who is doing another fantastic job and then we've got Mark Webber who is driving phenomenally well. So why would we want to change that?

"Of course every driver would like to be driving a Red Bull car at the moment but that's only normal when we've had the kind of performance that we've enjoyed over the last few years."



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kranalif

June 26, 2011 5:31 AM

It would be a bit difficult to say who is best, especially when drivers are in different cars.....You could compare teammates and FOR NOW BUTTON HAS MORE POINTS........therefore, I have to conclude the lulu is no better than Jenson. The same thing I can draw from Alonso and Massa.



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