Dodgy Business: Freedom to race

Dodgy Business: Freedom to race

There are many good things to say about a team who allows its drivers to race freely all season long

It was good to see Christian Horner acknowledging something I've been thinking since the start of the season – that Red Bull Racing currently has the best driver line-up in Formula 1. And even better to hear him reiterate that, until either Sebastian Vettel or Mark Webber cannot mathematically win the world championship, they will have the freedom to race.

We all know that the most efficient way to win the world championship is to have an ace driver in the best car with the team strategy optimised around him. It's the route Ferrari went down so successfully for so long with Schumacher/Irvine and Schumacher/Barrichello. In both cases though, Michael was so clearly the star performer that nine times out of 10 the position was self regulating.

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