May 9, 2011

Horner From the principal's office

Red Bull Racing have enjoyed some very good weekends recently, but they haven’t come away from a grand prix with a perfect score since the Brazilian Grand Prix of 2010. Given the evident advantage the RB7 seems to have over its rivals, that run was always going to end, and in Turkey it duly did. Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line to comfortably take his third win in four, while Mark Webber crossed a few seconds later to record his best finish of a season that finally seems to be getting going. Webber’s position was hard fought out on track. Off the start line, he slipped behind Nico Rosberg and had to fight his way back past. He then lost second position in a battle with Fernando Alonso, before retaking the position towards the end of the race. It required calm heads and strong nerves in the cockpit and on the pitwall, as team principal Christian Horner explained afterwards.