Horner: We have yet to see the best of Vettel 28 November, 2012 Christian Horner celebrates with Sebastian Vettel after the Brzilian GP Nov.28 (Reuters) Sebastian Vettel will only get better and better as a driver. So predicts Red Bull team principal Christian Horner after witnessing the German becoming the youngest triple Formula One world champion, in the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. Horner, who also said that McLaren would be weakened by Briton Lewis Hamilton’s departure to Mercedes, was full of praise for Vettel as the Red Bull team arrived home to their Milton Keynes base in England on Tuesday. “I think as his experience grows, he is continuing to grow as a person. We’ve yet to see the best of him,” Horner told reporters of a 25-year-old he describes as “amongst the greats”. The ominous warning to Red Bull’s rivals came after the team clinched the driver and constructor world titles for the third year in a row. Vettel showed immense composure at Interlagos, finding himself at the back of the field and facing backwards after an early crash before fighting his way up to sixth to beat Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso to the title by three points. Car designer Adrian Newey was again integral to Red Bull’s success, however, and Horner hailed a technical genius who almost all the other teams would love to have. “The team is working fantastically well, we have some great members of the team with great technical leadership from Adrian Newey, but it has to flow through the whole organisation and I think what we have achieved with sustained success is quite phenomenal,” Horner told Sky Sports. “F1 at the moment is going through a halcyon period.” Mercedes finished in fifth spot after another disappointing season for the much-hyped Germans, who waved goodbye to retiring seven-time champion Michael Schumacher after three years of abject failure since his comeback. While Mercedes crave a man like Newey to try to substantially boost their performance, Horner thinks 2008 world champion Hamilton’s arrival behind the wheel will at least give them some more zip. “I think McLaren is a weaker team without Lewis,” the Briton said. “I think McLaren would admit that. “Whichever team had taken Lewis, he would be an asset. I’m sure he will naturally add performance to Mercedes next year.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBrazilain Grand Prix: Red Bull drivers preview InterlagosRicciardo: I enjoyed my years at Toro Rosso but I’m pleased to be moving on to Red BullVettel sad that phenomenal year of F1 dominance is now overWebber leaves Formula 1 respected and proud after amazing journeyRed Bull: It was a fitting way to end with a one-two finishWebber: In this sport, it’s not always easy to show the person that’s behind the wheelRed Bull: Working on understanding the tyres in both conditionsWebber: When I step out of the car for the last time I will be fine with itVettel frowns upon fans’ Bruno Senna abuseFerrari accepts FIA decision on Vettel overtake and considers matter closed Butterfly Horner is talking about Vettel actually winning a race from 4th or lower on the grid or in a bad car. Or him actually seeing the yellow flags on track or not crashing into every obstacle in his way. Anthony Oh Butterfly, I know betting on the wrong horse sucks, but being so petty is very unbecoming. jl well, actually slow horse will make you loose a lot of money! But bad atittude driver even worse, he will blame and kick his own horse! Alonso ride a horse right? Alonso_is_slow … at the same time Alonso is going down. Now he cannot even match the old slow Massa. suhas This is too much now. Best of vettel he says, I believe this is his last title that he has won. He should retire now because he is going to loose henceforth. Butterfly @suhas: If he gets to keep it. GS he doesn’t need it. al so he could not show his true own potential. because we drives with a full of red bull owned teams, renault powered cars and german drivers’ support. jl Well, may be Vettel not the best. BUT,…… he beat a driver who claim himself the best on his prime age, more experienced and have better team,just in such young age. Triple back to back WDC,…. Great car just an advantage while it doesn’t have good reliability. jl Alonso is the best, absolutely the best. But,.. the best already defeated. So,… who is the best here?