Horner vows to get Webber back into 2011 fight

By on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Apr.13 (GMM) A priority for Red Bull is getting Mark Webber into the championship fight, insists team boss Christian Horner.

Australian Webber's 2011 campaign had a horror opening salvo in Melbourne, but he looked more competitive at Sepang until suffering a KERS failure at the start of the race.

In the sister RB7, teammate Sebastian Vettel is now enjoying a clear championship lead after back-to-back wins from pole.

Horner told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: "The only problem is how to get Mark Webber back in the picture.

"He is one of the strongest drivers and I know he will get back," added the Briton, who praised Webber's recovery drive to fourth with a four-stop strategy in Malaysia.

However, there is no doubt that the men of the moment at Red Bull are Vettel and car designer Adrian Newey, but Horner did not want to say which of them is most important to the team.

"There is no answer to that. We need them both," said Horner.

As for the goal of more wins and titles, he explained: "We want to do it in our own way and create a legacy for Red Bull.

"Lewis Hamilton was quite right when he said that we're only a drinks manufacturer. So far so good.

"It's great to win, just like Benetton, which was only a jumper maker," he smiled.

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