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No Automatic No.1 Status For Vettel

Dietrich Mateschitz has made it clear that the newly crowned World Champion Sebastian Vettel, will not be handed automatic No.1 status over his team mate Mark Webber when Red Bull kick off their 2011 campaign to defend both their constructors and drivers titles. Having pipped double world champion Fernando Alonso to the title by 4 points this year at the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Vettel became the youngest world champion, adding to his already impressive record breaking career. After only 3 full seasons in Formula One Vettel is not only the youngest world champion, but is also the youngest driver to score points, clinch a pole position and win a race. Red Bull team mate Mark Webber, who went to the season finale in Abu Dhabi ahead of Vettel in the standings eventually finished 3rd and 14 points behind the German. Added to Vettel's triumph after calls from many suggested Red Bull should put their efforts behind Webber for the final show down in Abu Dhabi. Although, Red Bull insisted they would not favour one driver over the other. To which Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says will be the same policy next season too. "Mark and he will be on equal terms," Mateschitz told Welt am Sonntag. "Sebastian must prove his class again next year and Mark won't make things easy for him."

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