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Horner promises driver equality

ESPNF1 Staff
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Christian Horner says the team will not put all its weight behind Mark Webber's title bid © Sutton Images

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has said the team will not put its full weight behind Mark Webber's title bid despite his superior position in the drivers' standings to team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber lies second in the drivers' standings, just 11 points behind Fernando Alonso with Vettel a further 14 points behind him. But Horner says that he will not force Vettel to play a supporting role with only two races remaining.

"We have two fantastic drivers and we will continue to support both equally in line with Red Bull's credible sporting ethos," Horner told Red Bull's official website.

"As we saw in Korea it is impossible to predict what will happen with five drivers being so closely in contention. For example, with 10 laps to go Sebastian had moved into the lead of the championship, with Alonso then moving into the lead following our bad luck.

"It just goes to show that situations can change very quickly. Ultimately as we now approach the end of the championship, the mathematics will speak for themselves and I'm certain that both drivers will do everything possible to achieve the best result for the team."

Vettel himself is also refusing to give up on the drivers' title although he admits his hopes are slim.

"My chances? They are how they are, but as long as I have a tiny chance," said Vettel. "We have two races to go and we saw in Korea how quickly things can change. Let's wait to see what Abu Dhabi brings."