Well I doubt very much that Red Bull the drink’s company has any real influence on Red Bull Racing, so I wouldn’t read too much into that. Presumably it just means that Vettel is more marketable than Webber, which is hardly a great surprise
I know the Red Bull top dogs like Dietrich Mateschitz have a say at RBR, but I don’t think the vast majority of people on the commercial side are in any way connected to the team. Their job isa to find someone who’s going to sell more cans, and presumably that man is Vettel.
That said, I’m not denying that Red Bull favour Vettel!
Pretty sure it’s just because Vettel is a lot more marketable. I mean how many young girls watch F1 purely because of Vettel, and by default they all buy every can of Red Bull they come across. Imagine how well cans sell with Sebs face on haha.
Not saying at all that Red Bull don’t favour Vettel, either on purpose or subconsciously but this is hardly proof is it?
I doubt that Redbull’s drink company has influence at all.
Mateschitz wants wins and promotion from the F1, and he also know that the controversy and ‘bad’ publicity are good. The name redbull get’s spoken about.. that’s what you want. These days, bad publicity is a pretty darn good thing for a company. It’s free and it works for some reason :)
He is a very happy man when he browses F1 websites!
The drinks side won’t have any influence probably but it does show the level of warmth they have for Seb. Mark’s there on a year on year basis (he is quite fit so stick him on a can any day) but he’s the present while they’re looking to make Seb build up a relationship with RBR maybe like Ferrari and Schumi.
It’ll nearly always be fair with Mark but they clearly love Seb and that will help Vettel feel more confident with the racing team. Just my opinion anyway