Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vettel faster than Webber but consistency is key - Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz: "Sebastian seems to have a slight edge as far as speed is concerned"

Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz believes Sebastian Vettel is currently faster than Mark Webber, but says the 2010 title will be decided by consistency over the final three races.

Vettel has notched up eight pole positions this year, three more than Webber, but has been less consistent in the second half of the season and is 14 points behind in the drivers' standings.

"Sebastian seems to have a slight edge as far as speed is concerned," Mateschitz told the German news agency DPA. "We will see whether Mark's [points] advantage is enough to win the title. There will be no team order from our side. The driver who makes the least mistakes and is faster should, or will, win."

Mateschitz insists he has no preference as to which Red Bull driver takes the championship, as long as they do not lose out to a driver from another team.

"If we win the drivers' title we would be happy for both in the same way because each one would deserve it," he added. "It is important that they both know that they need the other man to become world champion, and that they are also driving for the team and the constructors' championship."

Source: ESPNF1

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