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No chance for Red Bull to back off - Horner

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Christian Horner says Red Bull can't afford to relax after winning a fourth consecutive championship double.

Both Sebastian Vettel's drivers' championship and the constructors' championship were secured at the Indian Grand Prix last month, with three races still to run at the time. However, despite comfortably retaining both titles, Horner says the strengths of the chasing teams means Red Bull has to be fully focused on 2014 already.

"The opposition that we go up against don't give you any opportunity to relax or back off," Horner said. "You think of Ferrari, you think of McLaren or Mercedes-Benz; they're all great teams with a lot talented people in. So in this sport there's no room for any complacency, you don't get to sit on your laurels.

"You've got to keep looking forwards and not backwards and even now we sit here today and everyone starts talking about next year. I do think that it's important for the team to enjoy the moment and take in what has been achieved. Certainly there is no room for complacency in this sport."

Horner also said that the team's success was a result of the people working for Red Bull rather than the facilities available to the team.

"It's a fairly modest facility compared to some of our rivals but what exists within the buildings is a huge amount of desire and passion. It's that which has enabled us to achieve the kind of results that we have over recent years."

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