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Horner: With success comes expectation

Red Bull heads into the new season with an unchanged line-up, despite repeated rumours that Webber may be on the move over the winter, and Horner is confident that both the Australian and Vettel will be in the running for the title once more.

“They are both phenomenally good drivers, so never underestimate Mark's achievements,” he claimed, “But Sebastian is one of the best drivers F1 has ever seen, so to go alongside Sebastian is extremely difficult. Look at it this way: as a combination, they have achieved an awful lot. Together, they have won 34 races for the team - 25 with Seb and nine with Mark. The statistics speak for themselves.

“Mark is in the team because we believe in him – and, if he didn't believe in the team, he wouldn't have re-signed for this season. [Sebastian, meanwhile] is a young man but he's always had a wise head on young shoulders. He loves the sport, he is passionate about it, and the good thing is he is continuing to develop and continuing to improve. He is the most successful current driver in F1 - and at such a young age. He is the benchmark. And more good news about Seb - the best is still to come!”



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saint - Unregistered

February 10, 2013 2:59 AM

Adrian Newey's RB9 & Seb Vettel in the cockpit. Blood, Sweat & Tears for the competition. Sleepless nights for Teflonso, Kimi, Jenson & co We won't even mention the guy who worries about the stickers on the Merc matching his Diamond studs...



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