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No complacency from Red Bull hierarchy

11 June 2013

Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey and Team Principal Christian Horner are refusing to get carried away after Sebastian Vettel's dominant display in Montreal on Sunday.

Vettel won the 2013 F1 Canadian Grand Prix by a full-pit stop's distance to second placed Fernando Alonso and increased his lead in the drivers' championship to 36 points.

But Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey admits he doesn't see the team running away with both championships at this stage: "It would be nice if we did, but we're only seven races in and we've got a long way to go,” Newey told SkySportsF1.

"The characteristic of last year was the swings between the top teams, backwards and forwards, and this time last year Fernando had a huge lead in the championship. So it's a long way to go, we've got some very different circuits coming up, so I wouldn't like to make any predictions from here."

Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner, also ruled out any complacency from the Austrian outfit and says the team are still pushing for performance: "We're just focusing on one race at a time and just focusing on getting the maximum out of ourselves, the team and the drivers at each individual event," he said.

"Whilst the points look healthy at the moment, Fernando put in another strong race in here (Canada) and you can't afford for any complacency. The margins can rapidly be eroded so our focus is taking it each race at a time and trying to get the most out of our package at each event."

Horner also praised Red Bull's race set up on Sunday, and is hopeful of success at the British Grand Prix at the end of the month: "I think it's been a strong performance here like it was in Bahrain, like it was in Malaysia,” he added.

"Obviously set-up wise we made some progress here and hopefully that will continue into the Silverstone weekend. Malaysia also had very quick corners and we were strong there. I think we've understood some of the issues we had in Barcelona and hopefully we can carry this form into the next few races."


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