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Red Bull not giving up on long shot

Red Bull Racing look likely to concede their championship winning run in Formula One this season.

The Milton Keynes based team have taken the last four constructors titles, with Sebastian Vettel claiming four consecutive Formula One World Drivers Championships.

This season the title looks set to go to Mercedes, with either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton claiming the drivers titles.

However, Mercedes reliability issues have given Red Bull Racing hope.

Despite Lewis Hamilton claiming seven victories this season, he only holds a three point advantage over team-mate Rosberg.

The lead to three-time winner Daniel Ricciardo is 60 points, whilst Vettel trails by 117 points.

With double points available in the season finale at Abu Dhabi there are still 150 points available this season.

'Mercedes have an enormous advantage at this point, We'll take it one race at a time. Both of them are still just in it and both have taken a chunk of points out of Nico.' Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told the BBC following the Singapore Grand Prix, where Rosberg had retired with an electrical fault.

Sebastian Vettel went on to claim second place, his highest finish this season, whilst Daniel Ricciardo finished third.

'Daniel, OK he's conceded three points to Seb but is that going to make the difference? Horner said. 'Impossible to say with a crystal ball at this stage but at the moment it doesn't make sense to interfere with team orders.

'Daniel is totally comfortable and happy with that.

'If there was a realistic chance of Daniel winning and Sebastian was mathematically out of the championship, then we'd do the best we can for the team but the situation we're in at the moment is it's a long shot.'








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Date:Tuesday September 23 2014

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