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Red Bull: Huge turn for 2012 title chance after Alonso Spa quit



Red Bull says that, current position is very important for 2012 drivers’ championship chance on Fernando Alonso’s depart was a huge turn. The Defending Champion now targeting third successive drivers’ and constructors championship.

Before the Belgian Grand Prix, Red Bull’s Mark Webber 30 points behind the Alonso and 32 behind the defending champion Sebastian Vettel.

But last race gives a big opportunity for more title chance for Red Bull Racing. Sebastian Vettel was close the gap between Alonso in Spa, now the German has 24 points behind the Spaniard and Mark Webber 32 points gap.

“I have said on numerous occasions that things during the course of a championship tend to even themselves out,” Red Bull team Principal Christian Horner said.

“Fernando has had a phenomenal run of points scoring races and, at some point, that was going to come to an end. It was unfortunate for him and it looked really nasty when the Lotus went very close to his head. But all the drivers escaped uninjured; that was the most important thing.

“After that it was clear that they were all okay, so on a day when two championship rivals were not scoring it was important to capitalize on it.”

Next race weekend at Italy, Red Bull is ready for fighting but they are not expecting repeat last year style dominant performance. Even as Horner thinks Red Bull to be competitive there.

“I think with the way this season has been, everything from last year does not really count,” he said. “So we will go to Monza, and we hope to be competitive there.

“It was one of our best races there, it is a great track, hopefully a different challenge, and we hope to be competitive.”
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