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Horner rejoices in 'phenomenal' team achievement

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner was on the podium in Korea, getting drenched in champagne and celebrating a fantastic back-to-back team achievement.
"Phenomenal!" was clearly Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner's word of the day. He went on: "Phenomenal for the team, phenomenal for every single member of the Red Bull Racing/Red Bull Technology Group and for everyone working for Red Bull!"

Having been on the podium to receive the trophy for the winning constructor in the Korean Grand Prix, Horner got himself drenched in champagne from his two drivers - both of whom were up there on the podium with him.

"To retain the constructors' [title] with a one-three finish is very special for the team," said Horner. "It's a day that every single team member and all the people associated with the team should be very proud of," he said, adding his thanks to team owner Dietrich Mateschitz and "all of our partners that have enabled us to achieve this fantastic result."

"Fantastic!" said an excited Sebastian Vettel. "A very nice day today and very special for the team. Winning the constructors' means a lot."

Mark Webber - whose third place today was key to pushing Red Bull over the top in the points standings - was equally happy for the whole team.

"For the team to get the constructors' is an incredible effort – when you have two back-to-back constructors' world championships, it's phenomenal," he said, appropriately echoing his team boss's word of the day. "It's been a great year. I'm sure there will be some headaches tonight!"

With the exuberance of a two-time world champion, Vettel couldn't resist a flourish as he and Webber delivered the second constructors' title to the team - by stealing fastest laptime of the race on the very last lap, despite having been told by the team to take it easy.

"It's nice to win the Championship today with a fastest lap," he insisted with a grin. "It's no points, but it's nice to have!"

Vettel admitted that sealing the constructors title probably did more to lift the weight of responsibility off him than sealing the driver's title last weekend.

"It was a lot of pressure off the shoulders today when I crossed the line," he said. "It's difficult for everyone to imagine what winning the Championship means for the factory. It's a boost and not just for those here at the track. It's much more than that. There is so much going on behind the scenes, every day of the year."

But anyone thinking that this meant Vettel, Webber and the team were going to put their feet up and take it easy for the rest of the year are in for a rude awakening in India.

"People now expect us to take it easy, but we are here to win and do our best. We had a chance to win today and we took it."



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