Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Horner hails 'phenomenal' Vettel

Sunday 22nd September 2013

Share:

Horner hails 'phenomenal' Vettel

Horner hails 'phenomenal' Vettel

Christian Horner reckons Sebastian Vettel's Singapore win was "one of his best ever drives" in Formula One.

Despite a Safety Car on lap 25 negating his 10-second lead over the chasing pack, Vettel went on to win Sunday's night race by a massive 30 seconds over Fernando Alonso.

"It was one of his best ever drives," said his Red Bull team boss.

"The Safety Car came out at just the wrong time for us and we never thought he'd be able to open up a lead of over thirty seconds. It was absolutely phenomenal."

Vettel's latest triumph, his seventh of the season, saw him take another step towards his fourth World title as he now leads Alonso by a whopping 60 points.

"It's easy to forget how young he is - he is only just 26," Horner continued to Sky Sports F1.

"The talent has always been there, but as he gets more experience he is just continuing to improve.

"He works so hard, he leaves no stone unturned, and he is more self-critical than any other driver I've ever worked with."

Related Links
Vettel Claims Clinical Singapore Victory
Singapore Race Day In Pictures

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Team-Mate Wars: Japan GP

Team-Mate Wars: Japan GP

Jenson, Lewis and Fernando continued their persistent edge over team-mates, while the Bottas vs Massa ding-dong continued...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...