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Red Bull keen to secure 1-2

Red Bull seeks to help Mark Webber take second in the F1 standings
With both championship titles now secured, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has said the focus through he remaining three rounds of the season is to ensure a 1-2 finish in the drivers' standings.

While Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the drivers' crown in Japan, Red Bull then secured the constructors' crown in Korea – successfully defending the titles it clinched last season.

Speaking at an event to welcome Vettel back to the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes, Horner said the focus was to try and ensure that Mark Webber can clinch second behind the German in the standings – with plenty still to play for despite the title race being at an end.

"The target is to finish the year on a high," he said. "We want to make sure we can get Mark into second place in the drivers' championship and it would be great to see him win a race before the end of the year. We're going to attack the final three races almost as if they were a cup final.

"We can go for it now that both titles are resolved, but it would be very arrogant of us to underestimate our rivals. Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes are huge teams with excellent pedigrees and we'll be looking to apply the lessons we've learnt this year to next year - as we did last year.

“You can always learn in this sport and it's set to be another exciting year next year. But for now we are just going to enjoy the moment and focus on trying to win those final three races of 2011."

Vettel himself said he too was keen to help Webber to try and claim second place in the championship now his title has been defended.

“Definitely,” he said when asked if he shared Horner's view. “Mark isn't far away from second place but the last few races have been a bit rough for him. We've won the drivers' and constructors' championship and now with three races to go, we obviously hope for the best results possible.”



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