Horner: We will act differently at the next race
11 July 2010 – Red Bull's Christian Horner has vowed to respond to Mark Webber's British Grand Prix victory by 'acting differently' at the next race in Germany. With Sebastian Vettel having fought back to only seventh following his first-lap off at Silverstone, Webber could be heard on a post-race team radio communication requesting not to be 'treated like a second driver'.
Following practice on Saturday, Vettel was handed a second new front wing following a breakage – leaving Webber with an older specification – and therefore raising questions of favoritism in the post-qualifying press conference.
“It was a great race for Mark, a great pit-stop and he always had the pace in hand to stay ahead of Lewis (Hamilton),” Team Principal Horner explained to the BBC. “It's great to win the British Grand Prix. About the start, it was just a race between the two of them - Lewis might have touched Sebastian's rear tyre but I am not sure, I haven't seen the replays yet.
“Mark is now ahead in the points, so we will act differently at the next race. We have a great team result at this race and sometimes difficult team decisions have to be made. There is very little difference between them and as a team we try to give them the same components but this weekend we couldn't because of an incident. But we will continue trying to catch the McLarens.
“Mark is pushing very hard but sometimes you just have to make very difficult team decisions. We won the race and we should just be really happy about it.”