Christian Horner says Red Bull's third title would be their best yet
World Champions on the verge of another double title success
By Pete Gill. Last Updated: November 1, 2012 4:22pm
Christian Horner believes a third successive title for Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship would rank as the greatest achievement in the team's nascent history.
After a troubled start to the year, in which the reigning World Champions seemingly struggled more than most to master the new exhaust regulations, Horner's charges have recently surged ahead in the teams' championship courtesy of four successive victories for Sebastian Vettel and consecutive podiums for Mark Webber.
With their lead now extended to in excess of 90 points over closest pursuers Ferrari, the Milton Keynes outfit are on the cusp of an achievement that Horner believes will be their best yet.
"We've got ourselves in a healthy position in the Constructors' Championship," Horner acknowledged on Sky Sports News. "We're not assuming anything, we're approaching this weekend like we would any other.
"But we've got ourselves in a great position and if we were to pull it off then it would for sure be our greatest achievement. A triple success in the championship is not something that many teams have achieved.
"But, for the moment, our focus is very much on this weekend. We're going to need every bit of our car and our drivers to keep the opposition behind."
Indeed, while Red Bull could secure the teams' title as early as this weekend, Vettel's lead of the Drivers' Championship from Fernando Alonso is by no means insurmountable.
The Spaniard crossed the line in India less than ten seconds behind Vettel and Horner suspects that the gap between the F2012 and RB8 may have been exaggerated in some quarters.
"It's very positive for Sebastian. He has hit form at just the right time during the season and it's been a phenomenal effort to win the last four in succession. But the important thing is that the two drivers are only split by thirteen points with seventy-five still available, so it's crucial we get as much as we can out of this weekend.
"It's tight. We saw in the second-half of the race in India that the cars were evenly matched and I think it's a lot closer than people have been making out. We've just to keep building on the momentum we've built up in recent races."