Horner is intentionally ambiguous. You're seeing what you want to see.
Duh, it's an interview. How often do you see someone act perfectly honest in one, especially considering how often journalists tend to misquote people, intentionally or unintentionally?
However, that doesn't mean he's lying. If he wanted to appeal to the fanbase as much as possible he would've continued to defend Webber. Don't forget - Vettel apologized yet again yesterday. Now would be the perfect time for Horner to pull something like that. It would make people think that things are perfectly under control at RB.
Uh, having just watched both clips, Horner is intentionally ambiguous. You're seeing what you want to see. The thing to take away is that you cannot hold back Vettel. He's too good of a driver and he won't comply with team orders...ever.
Which is why he will be staying with Red Bull until Fernando Alonso retires from the sport. Ferrari don't need or want two alphas driving for them. Especially not ones that will ignore the instructions given to them.
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I told you Alonso was hiding something. If Massa's pace on the long runs is any indication, Alonso is going to be a major threat.
I also expect Red Bull to have something in hiding for the race. Webber will likely start from the pit lane, so with the modifications to the car he'll have a very easy time cutting his way through the field as he'll be much faster in the DRS zone. However, I don't expect him to make the same charge as in 2011 (or as Vettel in 2012).
If Grosjean was as good a race driver as he is a time trial driver, Lotus would be a considerable threat for the CC this season. Watching the pace of that car right now I can't help but think there's more to come from it.
Not enough fuel for Webber, Ricciardo running a toro rosso didnt get off the way for Webber as he did before for Vettel, not putting that tyre for Webber correctly... Red Bull is a Mafia.
By the way, that tyre running free is a dangerous as hell
Oh and i love the fact that Kimi is running with the broken front part Hahaha. Gogo Kimi and Alonso. Best drivers with Hamilton... Vettel is a spoiled kid, good driver thou, but not even close to these three
Good for the championship though those 3 finishing above Vettel. Alonso was pretty class that race, always is when in a good car, I'd say he has proved himself over the past few years to be the best driver on the track probably.
The 3 best drivers (currently) in F1 on the podium, I'd say that's a good day
Originally Posted by laffling
How close do you think Kimi would be to Alonso if he didn't botch that start up?
Sounded like an apology from Lotus to Kimi on the teamradio regarding that at the end, so it might have been some kind of glitch? I'm sure the press conference will clear it up though. He probably could have challenged Alonso if that and the collision that damaged his front wing wouldn't have happened.