Horner: Vettel is just phenomenal

Date published: May 9 2011

Christian Horner has been singing the praises of the “very, very impressive” Sebastian Vettel following his victory in Turkey…

Christian Horner has been singing the praises of the “very, very impressive” Sebastian Vettel following his victory in Turkey.

The 23-year-old German put in a flawless drive from pole position to take his third win of the Championship, extending his lead in the standings to 44 points over McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

And no one was more impressed with the reigning World Champion than his team boss.

“His confidence is high,” Horner told the Guardian newspaper. “He’s carried the form of the end of last season into this year. He’s driving fantastically.

“He has the benefit of experience now. He’s the reigning World Champion. He doesn’t see that as a pressure. He’s enjoying it. He’s in phenomenal form.

“He’s got a good understanding of how the tyres work, what he needs from them and what they need too. And he was very, very impressive.”