INFINITI RED BULL RACING FEELS THE FOURTH Company press release.
MILTON KEYNES, UK
– Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel brought the celebrations for his title win and the team's fourth consecutive Constructors' Championship victory back home, with an emotional visit to Infiniti Red Bull Racing's factory in Milton Keynes.
Before meeting team employees at a private party at the team's HQ, Sebastian, along with Team Principal Christian Horner and Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, explained at a press conference how important the effort of the whole team had been in securing the latest pair in the team's sequence of four double championships in a row.
'It's really nice to come back to the factory to celebrate the achievement with the whole team,' said Sebastian. 'Obviously, there are a certain number of people who are at every race, but there are many people behind what happens at the track who are just as dedicated and passionate about the job we do. It's a pleasure to come here to the factory and say thank you to them. They put in a lot more hours here than I do, so it's nice to give a little bit back.'
Team Principal Christian Horner added: 'You only have to walk around the factory here to see the determination, the desire and the enjoyment people have in working at this team. We've come a long way in a pretty short space of time and there's tremendous pride in everything we've achieved collectively. To have won and defended our title are things we are all enormously proud of. So it is very gratifying to celebrate these latest titles here with Sebastian who I think has done an outstanding job this year and who has yet again raised the bar. The level he has driven at this year has been absolutely magnificent.
'It is important for the team to enjoy the moment and to take in what has been achieved. We have a fairly modest facility in comparison with some of our rivals, but what exists within these buildings is a huge amount of desire and passion, and it's those things that have enabled us to achieve the kind of results we have in recent years.'
After meeting the media, Sebastian spent some time meeting competition winners and then rejoined Christian and Adrian for a team celebration in the afternoon. Then, after the applause for the achievements, it was back to work. The next goal? Simple: 'The next race,' said Sebastian. 'We go to Austin next week and I'm looking forward to it already.'
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand's portfolio.
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As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance.
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About Infiniti in Formula One
Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, starts the 2013 season as Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing. With a deepened technical collaboration across people, process and technologies, an 'open door' approach is enabling both sides to access a pool of innovation, new technologies and R&D resources in the shared pursuit of precision and performance.
Since the partnership's inception in 2011 it has already seen the launch of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and product development input from Sebastian Vettel and test driver Sebastien Buemi for the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon. Infiniti continues to be the most visible automotive brand in Formula One, and the deepened partnership will ensure closer alignment on an increasing number of future team collaborations.
For interesting content on Infiniti in Formula One visit: www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.