Horner: We have a great driver pairing

Christian Horner (GBR). Autosport International Show, NEC, Birmingham, England, Day Three, 14 January 2012.

Christian Horner speaks at the Autosport International Show

Jan.16 (PVM) Christian Horner believes that the Red Bull driver pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber is as good as it gets, with both drivers pushing each other hard and in 2012 the fizzy drinks team boss in confident that the older of the two to up his game.

Race winner Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing (Right) celebrates on the podium with second placed team mate Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing. Formula One

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel celebrate on the podium in Brazil

Speaking at the Autosport International show, Horner said of Vettel and Webber: “For us it’s a great pairing, there is over a 10 year age difference between the two of them, so they are at different stages of their careers, but they push each other very hard and bring out the best of each other.”

Vettel is 24 yars old and Webber, 35, is eleven years his senior.

Horner added, “It’s very difficult going up against a driver of Sebastian’s calibre, being matched and measured against somebody of his standard. Mark had a difficult start to the year [2011] but he adapted. He worked hard at it and to understand the tyres in particular. His performances grew throughout the year. It was great to see him win that final race in Brazil.”

“Mark has gone away, trained hard through the winter and his enthusiasm has been rejuvenated. I think 2012 could be a very strong year for him,” concluded the Red Bull team principal.