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Sebastian Vettel hails Red Bull after team F1 crown

The story of Red Bull's constructors' championship

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel believes the team's first constructors' title is testament to six years of hard work since their 2005 Formula 1 debut.

Vettel and team-mate Mark Webber's one-two in the Brazilian Grand Prix sealed the crown with one race to go.

"When Red Bull entered Formula 1, I was a small boy. If I compare the place then to now, there is massive progress," German Vettel said.

"It's not always investing money, it is time, patience and a lot of passion."

The Milton Keynes-based outfit has an unassailable 48 point lead over McLaren as the teams head for the season finale in Abu Dhabi next Sunday.


Although both Red Bull men are in the running to clinch the drivers' title and their uneasy relationship has become increasingly public , Webber echoed Vettel, who is seven points behind him in the standings.

"The list of people back at base is incredible, we have some soldiers back there like you wouldn't believe," added Australian Webber, who is only eight points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.

"I would like to be in the trenches with those guys, they do an incredible job for us."

Newey salutes Red Bull team in Milton Keynes

Chief technical officer Adrian Newey has designed constructor title-winning cars on seven other occasions - taking the crown five times with Williams and another two with McLaren.

He revelled in taking a team that emerged from previous Stewart and Jaguar incarnations after its purchase by Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz to the top of the sport.

"This is amazing to have done it with this team," Newey reflected.

"To have been there from the start and build it up from a midfield runner to champion is a great achievement from everyone in Milton Keynes.

"We didn't have the infrastructure of the big teams, we had to build up and everyone in Milton Keynes has risen to that magnificently. It sounds corny, but trying to work as a cohesive unit is key."

BBC pundit David Coulthard was one of the team's first drivers, taking fourth place in their debut race in Australia in 2005, and is still employed by the team.

"It just shows it is not about money it is about people it is about empowering and letting them rise to the top," the Scot commented.

"I think it is a lovely story for Formula 1. But they have one race to enjoy it and then the battle begins all over again."

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Brazilian Grand Prix

RaceLast updated: 15 Nov 2012 12:33 UK
Position Country Driver Race Time
1 germany S Vettel 1:33:11.803
2 australia M Webber 1:33:16.046
3 spain F Alonso 1:33:18.610
4 great britain L Hamilton 1:33:26.437
5 great britain J Button 1:33:27.396
6 germany N Rosberg 1:33:47.123
7 germany M Schumacher 1:33:55.259
8 germany N Hulkenberg lapped
9 poland R Kubica lapped
10 japan K Kobayashi lapped

see also
Vettel win keeps title race alive
07 Nov 10 |  Formula 1
Brazilian GP as it happened
07 Nov 10 |  Formula 1
Red Bull
02 Nov 09 |  Drivers and teams
Red Bull F1's history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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