Horner: No let-up from Red Bull
Christian Horner wants Red Bull to learn from the mistakes of a no-point weekend
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has vowed to throw everything at this year's Formula One championship race in a bid to retain their world titles.
The Milton Keynes-based marque failed to score any points in a race for the first time in almost two years in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel incurred an alternator failure for the second time this year while Mark Webber retired a lap from home after flat-spotting his tyres in a spin shortly before.
The upshot is Vettel and Webber have fallen 39 and 47 points adrift of title leader Fernando Alonso, while Red Bull's advantage in the constructors' championship over McLaren has been whittled down to 19 points, and Horner said: "The most important thing is we need to rectify the faults that have occurred."
He went on: "DNFs (did not finish) are extremely expensive and it is our first no points scoring race since 2010 - which also happened to be an engine failure that cost us on that day as well.
"We cannot afford to not be finishing races. It makes the mountain higher, but both the drivers are still in the championship race, and we still lead the constructors' by 19 points.
"With seven races to go we have to make sure we throw everything at it.
"There is a lot of racing still to do, and we are a strong team."