LEADING into this weekend’s India Formula One Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner admitted Sebastian Vettel’s run of five successive wins was beyond his imagination after the breakaway championship leader swept to victory at the Japan Grand Prix.
“Sebastian has won every race since the summer break, which is an incredible achievement,” gushed Horner. “Still four races to go. Our target is to try to carry this momentum into the last four races.”
Vettel, set to become only the third man to capture four successive Formula One titles, has a 90-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, with only 100 points available.
With Vettel’s imminent coronation, Horner burst into laughter when asked if he was disappointed Red Bull had not clinched the title at Suzuka.
“How disappointed are we with a one-two finish in one of the best races strategically ever for this operation?” he said. “We’ll go to India and if we score more points than the others, then we’ll win the championship.”