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Red Bull has 'fierce determination' - Horner
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says there is a "fierce determination" to retain both championships for a fourth consecutive year.
Despite not being as dominant as 2011, Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel once again secured a championship double last season and with the regulations remaining relatively stable both remain favourites to repeat that success. Only McLaren and Ferrari have won four or more constructors' championships in a row, but Horner said the recent success has not diminished Red Bull's motivation to retain its titles again.
"The 2012 season was tough and long, but our success was testimony to all the hard work and dedication in the factory," Horner said. "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. We're still a young team but we're evolving and there is a fierce determination to keep both of those trophies in the cabinet at Milton Keynes for another year."
Horner added that the continuity within the team was the biggest advantage it had over its rivals going in to the new season.
"People enjoy working within the team, they feel part of the team, there's a strong team spirit, there's a strong desire within the team and we have long-term relationships with many people within the team and partners, engine partners and sponsors as well. It's that continuity and stability that is so important from which to build from."