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Webber retires, but shares teams’ title joy

“It's incredible for the whole team to have won a third consecutive world championship,” team principal Christian Horner commented, “The constructors' is what we use to measure ourselves against our competitors and, for every member of the team, it's how we gauge our performance.

“The drivers' [title] obviously has the prestige and public following but, within the team, they carry equal importance. To have achieved a consecutive third world championship, which only three other teams in the history of the sport have achieved, puts us into a very elite group - and having done it in such a short space of time is testimony to all the members of the team, [to] all the hard work, the long hours and dedication from every department. It's a very proud moment for every single member of the team and Red Bull.”

Vettel remains 13 points clear at the top of the individual standings, and should clinch his own hat-trick at Interlagos on Sunday.




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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10.
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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10.
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Chris - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 11:59 AM

No way Alonso would have caught Mark and yes RB would have wanted him to stay third in Austin. Seb doesn’t need to finish ahead of Alonso in Brazil, he can even allow Alonso to win and finish third or maybe even fourth and win a 3rd title. This was also Marks first DNF due to mechanical failure in more than a year. I agree RB would never want him to DNF.

cassyo

November 19, 2012 9:25 AM
Last Edited 599 days ago

While I don't contest Mark's driving skills and F1 experience, I think there are very few other F1 drivers (if any) to whom such a "team consolation" would fit them lesser than him. Moreover, I wouldn't be taken by surprise if, come the next race day, he will be of no real help for his team once again.I even suspect that another car failure might possibly provoke a hidden satisfaction to one of the 2 RBR's drivers.



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