Red Bull Racing
Jul 30

Red Bull Wants Best Driver Line Up, Says Horner

RedBull's team principal Christian Horner sits in the pits during the third practice session at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 27, 2013 ahead of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.    AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA        (Photo credit should read FERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Team boss says that Red Bull has to put together the best possible package when it finally decides on a replacement for Mark Webber.

While he admires , Horner is clearly keen to have an established top name, while others in the camp are supportive of the Toro Rosso driver.

Horner says that the team is not under pressure to promote a Red Bull protégé, despite Toro Rosso’s obvious role as a training ground.

“I think Daniel considering the equipment at his disposal has done a very good job,” said Horner. “Which is why we were keen to have a look at him at Silverstone, and he acquitted himself very well there – he couldn’t have done any more to be honest.

“I think the situation that we’re in is that we want to run the strongest team. We’re a team that’s won the World Championship the last three years, and we want to make sure that we are in a position to compete and fight for the World Championship in future years.

“There has never been any pressure that we must take a junior driver. It’s a matter of fielding the best team at the end of the day. Of course the junior drivers are under consideration, but there’s not a prerequisite that it has to be a junior driver for next year.

“You always want to put the strongest drivers in the cars that you possibly can. Mark leaves some big shoes to be filled.”

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Jul 28

Vettel Salvages Third After Bad Day At The Office

Vettel Salvages Third After Bad Day At The Office

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kept his challenge for a fourth World Championship by claiming third place despite hitting a few problems in Hungary.

After his first pit stop Vettel lost time behind Jenson Button – who was on a different strategy – and he also damaged his front wing in an attempt to get past.

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Jul 28

Alonso Emerges As Surprise Red Bull Candidate

Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso  sits in the pits during the third practice session at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 27, 2013 ahead of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.    AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA        (Photo credit should read FERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Talks between ’s manager and have set up the intriguing possibility of the Spanish star emerging as a candidate for a Red Bull seat.

While he obviously has a Ferrari contract it’s no secret that Alonso has been frustrated by the team’s failure to win the championship since he joined in 2010 – and especially the poor one-lap form the red cars have shown over the past three and half years.

The big question is whether he has a way of getting out of that contract due to a performance clause of some sort.

There is also the very obvious question of how Red Bull could work with both Vettel and Alonso on board, although on the other hand the marketing advantages would be huge – and at the same time the Ferrari package would be weakened.

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Jun 22

Dungey Takes Budds Creek

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

The 24th Annual Red Bull National showcased ultra-competitive racing action for Round 5 of the 2013 Pro Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Reigning 450 Class champion captured his second overall victory of the season in the 450 Class. Blake Baggett returned to his winning ways from 2012 as the defending 250 Class champion secured his first overall victory of the season with a big win in Mechanicsville, Md. Saturday’s win marked back-to-back Budds Creek victories for both riders in their respective classes.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s laid down the fastest lap of the day in the 450 Class, where he came into Moto 1 with the first choice of gate pick. However, it was Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton and Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi who went head-to-head for the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot, which Alessi secured at the last second. From there, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s grabbed the early lead and immediately put a gap on the rest of the field.

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