Red Bull chief says team not expecting Vettel to win Japanese Grand Prix

ANI| Updated: Oct 11, 2013, 15:35 PM IST

London: Red Bull chief Christian Horner has said that the team does not expect their star driver Sebastian Vettel to win the Japanese Grand Prix, which was the scene of his 2011 success.

The 26-year-old Vettel could win at Suzuka, Japan as he has a 77-point lead over nearest rival Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso, and the report said that if he wins either in Japan, or the double header in India and Abu Dhabi, he will become the youngest four-time winner in the sport`s history.

According to, of the three other quadruple championship winners, Juan Manuel Fangio was 45 when he claimed his fourth crown, while Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher were 38 and 32 respectively.

However, Horner said that the team is not contemplating such a prospect as they believe that the chances of Vettel winning at Suzuka are low, adding that they are not allowing their thoughts to drift and are focusing on the moment.

But Horner admitted that it would be phenomenal if Vettel achieves the feat, adding that it would be a massive coup for Red Bull if Vettel manages to surpass the triple win.