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Horner refuses to accept that McLaren may be quicker

Red Bull director Christian Horner was less than magnanimous in defeat after the Australian GP, claiming that his team had simply underperformed, and denying that McLaren are now faster. "We were right on same pace as the McLarens and could have been faster. Overall it was a good recovery. I think we underperformed rather than McLaren being overly strong and that is the story - we can prove it next time we race."

19 March 2012 - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
That's what I love about Red Bull, annoying in victory and totally ungracious in defeat. And of course, that charming sense of entitlement.
Horner   Christian Horner
Well Fernando, I would be the first to congratulate McLaren if we thought they actually beat us, which they didn't, we just defeated ourselves in a sense.
MycLaren   Martin Whitmarsh
While it would not be typical of the McLaren group to gloat in victory, we would like to remind Red Bull that Jenson was in fuel economy mode and actually could have gone a lot faster.
Horner   Christian Horner
I've spoken to Adrian and he has assured me that it is not possible that a car designed by him and driven by perfect Seb could be outraced or outqualified by anyone, unless they are cheating, which everyone else is clearly doing.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Wow, somebody's in denial. Hopefully the finger-waving, cringey radio messages, and hilarious "impromptu" post race parties will be on hold for a while.
Horner   Christian Horner
Adrian and I are committing every resource possible to regain our dominance and ensure that perfect Seb will be waving that finger for me in no time.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yes. That's what I am talking about.I am still the title favourite. Yes!
wibbah   Mark Webber
Strewth, what about helping me Christian, I put in a bonzer drive to finish just behind Lewis, and I bloody beat Seb in qualy.
Horner   Christian Horner
Adrian is of the opinion that give our strict adherence to resource restriction we are forced to focus on the lead car to make perfect Seb dominant again. Remember you are a valued team-member Mark, and we are indeed satisified with a respectable recovery drive by the sister car to a non- podium finish.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Mark is good at recoveries, recoveries from bad qualifying positions, recoveries from bad starts, recoveries from cycling accidents. Ha ha! Yes! Yabba-dabba-do!
diResta   Paul di Resta
As a proven champion myself, who is repeatedly scuppered by the mediocrity of the equipment at his disposal, I can empathise with the frustration of not achieving your true potential. I am resigned to the fact that motorsport historians will refer to this stint as the formative but unsuccessful period of my F1 career.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
With any luck they might just refer to it as your brief F1 career. By the way, a proven champion, at what exactly?
diResta   Paul di Resta
Well Michael, most recently I added a DTM title to an already impressive CV which also featured the 2006 Formula Three Euroseries title.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I tend to count championships that people care about, the fact the DTM is willing to babysit that embarrassment of a "brother" I have says it all about the calibre of that series.
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
Please, you're forgetting that I'm a works Mercedes driver too Michael.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Yeah Dannii, you drive for Mercedes, you're a Schumacher, except you're a bit like those watches you can buy at a flea-market with Rolex on them.
diResta   Paul di Resta
Ralf was just one of a number of high calibre drivers I defeated. I am also constantly reminded that rather unsurprisingly I asserted my superiority over Sebastian Vettel on my way to the 2006 F3 title, made notable by the fact we were driving identical equipment.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Correction, we are constantly reminded of it, by you. Shame you're tooling around in that Force India, I think I might enjoy a chance to Barrichello you into a pit-wall at some stage.
diResta   Paul di Resta
Far from just making up the numbers in Melbourne, yet again it was left to me to put in a mature drive to rescue the teams fortunes, precociously delivering a valuable point, in the process displaying a maturity and race-craft which belies my youth. My teammate sadly confirmed my reservations about him by merely confirming his reputation as a crasher.
TheIncredibleHulk   Nico Hulkenberg
I was just unlucky on Sunday, and you're the only one who thinks I'm a crasher. You're making me angry Paul, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

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