Red Bull chief denies Hamilton move

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner on Saturday rejected all suggestions that he was scheming to bring in Lewis Hamilton to partner Sebastian Vettel in an F1 ‘super team’.

Horner said that much as he admired 26-year-old fellow-Briton Hamilton, who he has called a “uniquely, supremely-gifted driver”, he had no intention to sign him as a replacement for Australian Mark Webber (34).

Instead, he said, it was far more important that he and Red Bull looked beyond the attraction of a dynamic duo of names on paper and considered the reality of achieving more with a harmonious team.

Horner said: “Lewis is a great driver. He’s a McLaren driver so it’s not even something we’re thinking about. We’re happy with the two drivers we’ve got.

“I think it would be interesting.

“They’re two of the best guys in the world, but sometimes, as a team, you’ve got to look beyond what looks most attractive on paper. It’s all about harmony and about the team at the end of the day.”

Speculation surrounding the future for the Red Bull team and Hamilton was sparked when the British driver visited their motor home during the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Hamilton and Red Bull both dismissed the visit, during which Hamilton and Horner met and talked for 20 minutes, as purely social.

Hamilton has since made clear that he wishes to remain at McLaren, but his actions have been interpreted as an attempt to help his negotiating position. He has a contract to the end of 2012.

Hamilton, the 2008 champion, is currently partnered by fellow-Briton Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, in a team of two ambitious and highly-talented drivers. — AFP

Staff Reporter
Guest Author

South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage

Netflix and the smash hit tax dodge

‘The Laundromat’ is a film about corporates and the superrich using tax havens, something the streaming service itself allegedly excels at

Press Releases

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.