Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Horner: Don't Write off Duo

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Horner: Don't Write off Duo

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RED BULL Racing boss Christian Horner is refusing to read too much into the practice woes of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

The Brawn GP duo finished a lowly 17th and 18th after yesterday's two 90-minute sessions ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, the first of which was blighted by rain at the Spa circuit.

Championship leader Button later bemoaned his car's lack of one-lap pace that could compromise his qualifying performance today unless his team have resolved the problem overnight.

At this stage, Red Bull Racing duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel appear poised to close the 20.5 and 25-point gap respectively to Button.

Horner, asked if the Brawns were sandbagging yesterday, replied: "It's a lot if they were.

"I think everybody goes about their own business on a Friday, and they were obviously looking at different wings and so on, as I think all teams were up and down the pit lane.

"So you can't read too much into things. …

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