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Vettel: Red Bull must act to curtail Ferrari comeback 12 Jul 2011

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB7.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Silverstone, England, Saturday, 9 July 2011 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing in parc ferme. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 10 July 2011 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB7. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 10 July 2011

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull must respond quickly to Ferrari’s win at Silverstone to ensure they maintain the momentum that has taken them to the top of the standings so far this season.

Fernando Alonso claimed Ferrari’s first victory of 2011 at Sunday’s British round, after capitalising on changeable weather, a poor pit stop for the Red Bull driver and the improved pace of his own 150° Italia. Vettel finished the race in second ahead of team mate Mark Webber.

“It was a tough race and Ferrari were very quick - Fernando in particular - and they beat us,” the defending champion explained in a video interview on Red Bull’s official website. “We need to accept this and to understand that when you get beaten you have to accept it.

“Overall it was a lesson to learn and it is up to us now to refocus and make sure that we come back with stronger performance for the next couple of races. It is a very important time now for the championship. We are in a good position still, but we need to keep working on ourselves otherwise the others come too close for our liking."

Vettel has taken six victories so far this season and leads the drivers’ championship table by 80 points from team mate Webber. Alonso, meanwhile, is a further 12 points adrift in third. In the constructors’ standings, Red Bull lead McLaren 328 points to 218, with Ferrari third on 164.

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