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Horner ushers warning to pole-sitter Vettel

  • Published on 16 Sep 2017 18:18
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has warned Sebastian Vettel that he will feel a lot of pressure from behind during Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. While Red Bull looked like the strongest team throughout practice, it was ultimately Vettel who came out on top in qualifying.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will start the race from second and third respectively. On the long runs, it appears that Red Bull have an advantage over Ferrari, but with overtaking around the Marina Bay circuit a tough challenge, Horner says that Red Bull will throw everything towards a race victory.

"We've got nothing to lose. Seb's got a championship to think about," he said. We've been quickest in every session and then the one that really counts, in those last stages...the drivers extracted everything from the car and we just don't have that last little bit.

"We're happy with a front row start and third as well. The race pace we had yesterday puts us in good stead for tomorrow. They [Ferrari] are 5kph quicker than us on the straight but that's what it is. If we can get a good start, we can hopefully give them a hard time."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • ENDR

    Posts: 43

    Oofcourse he will... for about a half of the first lap. Then he pulls off a 10-15 second gap to RIC in 2nd (cause of VER's malfunctioning engine/gearbox/ECU/whatever) and that's how it stays for the rest of the race...

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    • Sep 16 2017 - 23:22
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Lets hope that 33 redbull doesnt have any issues.

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    • Sep 17 2017 - 00:18
    • Let's hope the 33 redbull doesn't have any issues like driving like an idiot and taking out Vettel

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 08:19
    • boudy

      Posts: 1,168

      Analyse the overtakes by car 33. Your remark is biased by other people's remarks and incorrect.

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 08:38
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      What LightIsRight said.
      Although I would love to see Max crashing into Vettel and then both of them getting out and Vettel starting a fight Piquet style. That would be spectacular!

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 09:29
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      Aaaaand Verstappen crapped up... As expected

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 14:07
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Vettel to blame ....

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    • Sep 17 2017 - 14:52
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      Yeaaaaah, no.

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      • Sep 17 2017 - 15:18
    • Straight racing incident. Watch the onboard shots from the three cars. Very very unfortunate incident though.

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      • Sep 18 2017 - 06:04
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    You blind?

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    • Sep 17 2017 - 16:11
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    Well here we've actually got Horner playing his mind f***s ahead of the race telling Vettle to let his boy through OR ELSE. And look what happened? Horner is a bit of a snake to be honest..

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    • Sep 18 2017 - 11:24

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