Dec 03

‘Vettel always wins’ in Newey cars – Marko

Vettel wants F1 return for Austria

2012-11-16_0011Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Fernando Alonso, after the Spaniard recently said his real championship rival is Red Bull designer Adrian Newey. Sebastian Vettel has revealed he hopes Red Bull can celebrate a “home grand prix” in Austria.

“Our Spanish adversary does not seem quite up to date with his knowledge of the quality of Herr Vettel,” Marko, a leading figure at the reigning champion team, said at a celebratory event in Graz, Austria.

“Yes, Vettel races in a Newey car, but he (Alonso) seems to have missed that we put two of them (Newey cars) at the start, and at the end it is always Vettel who wins.”

Marko’s comments might be seen as a barb at Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber, who this season won twice in the latest Newey-penned RB8.

Australian Webber, however, does not think he is being steadily eased into the ‘number 2’ role at Red Bull.

“I’m not thinking I’ve got to be playing a team role as such,” he told reporters late last week in Tasmania, for his regular outdoor adventure event.

“I’m there (in F1) for myself, to get the best results possible and to do that I need to be part of the team.”

Vettel wants F1 return for Austria

Sebastian Vettel has revealed he hopes Red Bull can celebrate a “home grand prix” in Austria.

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who co-founded the highly popular energy drink, not only owns Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso, but also the former Austrian grand prix venue A1-Ring.

After a complete refurbishment, the circuit in Spielberg – which last hosted formula one in 2003 – is now called the Red Bull Ring.

Red Bull’s triple consecutive world champion Vettel said: “I was at the inauguration and had the chance to drive there.

“The track is completely formula one-compatible,” the German is quoted by Austria’s laola1.at.

“I don’t know why we (F1) don’t go there.  For us (Red Bull) it would be great for it to be our home grand prix,” he said at an event in Graz, Austria.

source: GMM