Date: 19th February 2013 at 8:46am
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Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz is certain that his team will continue to give the same opportunities to both of the teams drivers.

During recent years, especially during Red Bull’s current successful period, a lot has been made of the relationship between Red Bull and Mark Webber.

The Australian has always seen himself as the teams number two driver, despite what he’s been told.

He even announced following a victory at Silverstone over the radio that the result, wasn’t bad for a number two driver following the team showing preferential treatment to team-mate Sebastian Vettel regarding a new front wing design.

But while German Sebastian Vettel has gone on to win three consecutive Formula One World titles and win twenty-one races.

Webber has taken no titles and won just seven times. At 36-years-old he’s also over ten years older than Vettel so in a way its hardly surprising that Red Bull favour their young star and Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has made no secret of that.

But for 2013, both drivers start the season aiming to take a fourth consecutive F1 constructors World title for Red Bull and both have a clear route at competing for the drivers title.

‘I absolutely believe that and I’m certain that it will be so,’ Mateschitz said to Gazzetta dello Sport as quoted by Autosport Magazine.

‘Mark is at the same time a strong and charismatic character and an exceptional racing driver, It’s a fact that competition begins inside your own team. That means that the environment is tough but friendly, and that’s how it’s supposed to be.’