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Horner admits Red Bull building team around Vettel

ESPNF1 Staff
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Webber leads Vettel in Korea but things could be very different in the future © Sutton Images

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has admitted the team will be built around Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Although Mark Webber leads the drivers' standings and is favourite to land this year's title, Horner's comments mean that this will probably be the Australian's last decent chance to win the championship on a level playing field.

"I repeat: we are building the team around Sebastian," Horner told Auto Bild. "Sebastian has a long career ahead of him and hopefully he will spend it with us. Mark is in the autumn of his career. He wants to retire while he's at the top, not when he's past his peak like some other drivers."

Although Webber finished on top of the timesheets after the second session of free practice, Vettel thinks the opening sector of the Yeongam circuit will prove a headache for the team.

"Sector one doesn't look like our home ground," said Vettel, "but I think sector two and sector three should give us a possibility to catch up."