Red Bull praises 'mature' Vettel

By on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Sebastian Vettel has dealt with his 2014 setbacks in a 'remarkably mature' fashion, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

The reigning world champion has retired from three of the eight races in 2014 and currently sits in fifth place in the championship, 105 points behind title leader Nico Rosberg.

"Sebastian’s been remarkably mature about it to be honest with you," he said of Vettel's response to his 2014 issues.

"Not shallow in any way or spitting his dummy or throwing the toys out. He’s had the majority of the problems this year so he recognises he’s enjoyed a lot of success with Renault power and now isn’t the time to be giving them a particularly hard time."

Horner insists that Vettel simply needs a clean weekend in order to get the maximum out of the RB10.

"Obviously he wants to be running at the front, he doesn’t want to be retiring from Grand Pirx experiencing problems.

"What we need with Sebastian is a clean weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday - where he’s able to get the most out of the car an engine package."

Horner also added that Vettel has not yet discounted his chances of adding to his four titles.

"No not at all, we’re not even halfway there. He’s written off nothing yet, there’s still a long way to go."

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