Horner: Continuity key for 2013 season
3 February 2013 – Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner believes continuity will be a major advantage for the Milton Keynes-based outfit throughout the 2013 campaign, with the 39-year-old hoping to guide the squad to a fourth consecutive Constructors' title.
Horner, who recently signed a new ‘multi-year’ deal with Red Bull, is confident that by retaining its core technical group and driver pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, the team is in a strong position to add more world titles to its name.
"The 2012 season was tough and long, but our success was testimony to all the hard work and dedication in the factory," said Horner, who has led the team since 2005. "We’re fortunate that we’ve been able to maintain continuity within our group. This is the fifth year that this driver pairing has been together.
"We’ve got continuity throughout all of the technical teams and all the key areas. I think that’s proof that there is a fierce determination to keep both of those trophies in the cabinet for another year."
Webber will kick off Red Bull’s testing programme at Jerez next Tuesday. The Australian is set to complete two full days in the cockpit of the RB9 before handing over to team-mate Vettel, who picked up his third straight Drivers' crown in 2012.