Christian Horner has issued a feisty counter-punch at Ferrari, after Fernando Alonso pointed a finger at Red Bull and called them bad losers.
Ferrari’s Alonso had been asked in Monaco about Red Bull’s consistent complaints about the 2013 Pirelli tyres.
“When you win in an easy way for a few years, you can forget how to lose,” the Spaniard had said.
But Briton Horner, the Red Bull team boss, insisted Ferrari also has a few lessons to learn about how to lose.
Asked if Red Bull are bad losers, Horner told Catalunya Radio: “No I don’t think so, in sport you have to win and lose. And when you lose, you have to work harder and not complain about yellow flags.”
‘Yellow flags’ is undoubtedly a reference to the 2012 season finale in Brazil, after Ferrari questioned whether Sebastian Vettel overtook illegally en route to last year’s title.