Sebastian Vettel has warned Red Bull it must refocus and fight back after Fernando Alonso gave Ferrari its first win of the 2011 F1 season at Silverstone.
Alonso made the most of updates to the Ferrari car and a crucial mistake from Red Bull in the pits to get ahead of Vettel into the lead of the British Grand Prix, and was then able to take a victory that allowed him to return to the top step of the podium for the first time since the inaugural Korean GP in October last year.
Despite his victory, Alonso remains a whopping 92 points behind Vettel in the championship standings while Ferrari has scored only half the points of Red Bull in the constructors' championship, with McLaren splitting the two teams in the standings.
However, in a video interview on the Red Bull Racing website, Vettel said it was important to take notice of Alonso's Silverstone success and react to the improved pace shown by Ferrari over the course of the weekend.
"It was a tough race and Ferrari were very quick, Fernando in particular,” he said. “They beat us and we need to accept it.
“It was a lesson to learn and it is now up to us to refocus and make sure that we come back with a stronger performance in the next couple of races as it is an important time for the championship. We are in a good position but we have to keep working on ourselves because otherwise, the others could come too close for out liking.”