Date: 18th July 2012 at 9:00am
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Double Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel is constantly being linked with a future move to Ferrari.

This year, before signing a new long term agreement with Red Bull until the end of the 2014 season, Vettel was linked with a move to Ferrari, then over the past few months, Vettel has been linked to signing a pre-contract agreement with Ferrari to join the Scuderia later in his career.

Others have even suggested that Vettel’s contract with Red Bull is performance related, so he could, hypothetically of course, break his contract with Red Bull and make the switch at that point of time.

All the above has denied by both Vettel and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and the duo are always explaining just how close the partnership between driver and team is.

‘I’m not going. I’ve almost grown up with Red Bull, we are a family, I like the atmosphere here in the troops.’ he told German newspaper Bild as quoted by Sky Sports.

Which all sounds fine, you’d have to be mad to want to leave a team that has supplied you with two Formula One World Championships and continues to employ the biggest brain in F1 in the form of Adrian Newey.

But it would seem Vettel also likes to continue the flirt and the chase of Ferrari and his comments ahead of the German Grand Prix will make sure that the link continues to make headlines for the remainder of this season.

‘I am honoured that Stefano Domenicali [Ferrari Team Principal] and Luca di Montezemolo [President] see a driver for Ferrari in myself, There is no signal from me. I’m not signed, nor agreed with a handshake.

‘But if you would ask the 24 drivers in Formula 1 if would like a Ferrari career, then all would say ‘Yeah, right!’ And so it is with me also. This is just an awesome race team.’

‘It has to fit on all sides [at Red Bull]. Who knows, maybe everything is different and then suddenly I go somewhere else. It may even be that I never go anywhere else in my career, because there simply is no better package than Red Bull.’


He certainly appears to want to keep everyone guessing.