Vettel ends speculations about 2014 Ferrari move, happy at Red Bull
By Berthold Bouman
Current Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel has again denied he has signed a contract to move to Scuderia Ferrari in 2014. Rumours about a move to the Maranello-based team have been very persistent, but this time Vettel hopes to end the speculations.
“You don’t know every single person in the team and it’s hard to speak to every single one, but if there’s some bullshit in the press obviously there might be some concerns back in the factory,” Vettel said yesterday at the Indian Buddh International Circuit, after he won the race.
“There is nothing to tell, nothing I have signed. It is amusing. I don’t know where it came from. I’m 100 percent behind them [Red Bull] as I feel they’re 100 percent behind me and therefore I want to get this straight. There’s nothing to report and I’m very happy at Red Bull Racing.”
Red Bull’s adviser Helmut Marko already said ahead of the Indian Grand Prix Vettel would certainly not leave Red Bull in 2014, “I have to disappoint Ferrari and all the others. Sebastian has a bullet-proof contract with us through 2014. There are and there have never been any options or opt-outs.”
Team Principal Christian Horner was also keen to end the speculations, “Sebastian and the team have a very strong relationship. We both know exactly where we stand now and for the future. Of course all members read the media, they read the internet, so it was important to dispel any speculation that he may be going elsewhere. I did that on the day the rumours were circulated.
“Sebastian has been with Red Bull since he was 12 or 13 years of age. He has achieved all his Grand Prix victories in Red Bull-designed cars. He is very happy being part of this team and he is an important part of this team and hopefully that will continue for many years to come.”