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2011-10-24 08:37

ON THE ATTACK: Red Bull says it will continue to win races despite already winning the Drivers' and Constructors' trophies..

Tim Gollings

LONDON, England - As if completing Formula 1's 'double' by winning both the Constructors' an and Driuvers' World championships Red Bull boss Christian Horner warned his rivals: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet."

Horner, architect of the UK-based team's emergence as the dominant force in F1 racing, said there were still several goals to achieve in the 2011 season and the team had no intention of letting up in the final three events of the year - India, Abu Dhabi and Brazil.

Horner said: "We want to finish the year on a high, get Mark Webber into second in the Drivers' championship and it would be great, of course, to see him win a race.

"So, we are going to attack the final races. They are like Cup Finals for us now - we can really go for it with both titles resolved."


Red Bull has enjoyed a success-filled October 2011. The team carried defending champion Sebastian Vettel to his second Drivers' title at the Japanese GP then clinched the team title a week later in Korea.

Their success and continuing desire to succeed, as signalled by Horner's ambitions, reflects the deep hunger in a team that has been dismissed as merely "a drinks company".

Just as Benetton showed, a decade-and-a-half ago when it was  described as "a T-shirt business", determination allied to motivation pricked by such insults can produce a phenomenal level of achievement and consistency.

Indeed, for Benetton through 1994/95, it is safe today to read Red Bull in 2010/11, two teams each owned by a man without a background in engineering or motor racing but inspired by competition and led from the front by a young German driver with a gift for speed.


Where Benetton lost its way when Michael Schumacher departed, along with several key technical men including Ross Brawn, to Ferrari, Red Bull has remained united and focused.

"We have a deep hunger for success and a unique togetherness and spirit as a team," Horner explained. "We want to carry on and keep winning. We want to gain strength and learn our lessons year to year, but, at the same time, I know it would be very arrogant to underestimate Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes. They are huge teams, each with an excellent pedigree. We'll apply the lessons of 2011, as we did in 2010, to next year's car.

"You can always learn in this sport, from the races you win as well as those you lose, and that will drive us forward. For now we will focus on the next three races and enjoy the moment."


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