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Horner: Down to duo to race each other

Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have again been warned there will be no team orders at Red Bull until one of them can no longer win the title mathematically.

Mercedes remain clear-cut favourites to win the 2014 Championships, but both Ricciardo and Vettel are still in with a small chance with the Australian 60 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the standings after the Singapore GP and his team-mate another 57 points adrift.

However, the gap between Ricciardo and Hamilton could’ve been 57 points if Red Bull opted to impose team orders at the Marina Bay as Vettel finished just over a second ahead of his team-mate.

Horner, though, says it would be “wrong” for team bosses to interfere.

“Both mathematically have a chance, even though it’s a long shot. So it’s down to them racing each other on the track. It would be wrong to interfere with that in the situation we’re in,” he told Press Association Sport.

He added: “Daniel is totally comfortable and happy with the situation. If there was a realistic chance of Daniel winning and Sebastian was mathematically out of the Championship then we’d do the best we can for the team.

“But as I say, with the situation we’re in at the moment it’s a long shot.”

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