RB want Vettel to help Webber
Red Bull expect Sebastian Vettel to help team mate Mark Webber win the Formula One world championship should the situation arise but will not be ordering him to do so.india Updated: Nov 09, 2010 00:17 IST
Red Bull expect Sebastian Vettel to help team mate Mark Webber win the Formula One world championship should the situation arise but will not be ordering him to do so.
Team principal Christian Horner told reporters after Red Bull had clinched the constructors' title in Brazil with a race to spare that he trusted his drivers to act in the team's best interests.
Webber is eight points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with 25 to be won in the Abu Dhabi season-ender on Sunday. Vettel, who led a one-two finish at Interlagos, is a further seven adrift.
A repeat of the Brazil podium would gift the crown to Alonso whereas a Webber-Vettel one-two would make the Australian his country's first champion since Alan Jones 30 years ago.
Horner made clear that while Red Bull wanted both titles, he would not be issuing any orders in favour of either driver from the pit lane wall.
"Nobody has a crystal ball and nobody can predict what will happen," he said. "We back both equally and that has been very much the Red Bull ethos and we will continue to do so as we go into next weekend's round.
"I don't think there are any difficult decisions to be made," he added. "Of course if they find themselves in a situation where one, because he cannot win, needs to help the other then of course I can only imagine that they will do that. It will have to be a driver decision."
First Published: Nov 09, 2010 00:14 IST