Horner: Button the biggest threat

Date published: March 7 2012

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that Jenson Button will prove the biggest obstacle in his drivers’ quest for the title…

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that Jenson Button will prove the biggest obstacle in his drivers’ quest for the title.

Sebastian Vettel is aiming to make it three Championships in succession while Horner has already stated that Mark Webber will be a stronger force this season.

Vettel is joined by fellow title winners Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen in what is a mouth-watering field.

While Vettel strolled to the title last time out, Horner knows a repeat will not be so easy.

“Seb had an unbelievable year and in the end dominated significantly,” Horner told BBC Radio 5 live.

“But there are some big opponents out there, with six World Champions on the grid.

“Lewis is going to be pushing hard this year, Jenson had a great year last year, you can’t rule out Fernando because he is a world-class driver and it will be interesting to see how Kimi fares on his return.”

When pressed for who – aside from Webber – he expected to provide the biggest challenge, Horner responded: “Probably Jenson.”