Oct.16 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has now weighed into the new saga about his future beyond 2013, insisting he is “not thinking” about a reported switch to Ferrari.
Some have suggested the rumour is a ploy by Ferrari to destabilise the German’s current team Red Bull, as the reigning champions look set to dominate the final part of the 2012 season.
Vettel, who has won the last three grands prix on the trot and is now 6 points ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, told Auto Bild: “I am very happy at Red Bull and I’m not thinking at all about leaving.
“I have everything I need at Red Bull and I can’t even imagine leaving at the moment.”
Still, the rumours about Vettel joining Ferrari in 2014 are so strong that many believe the 25-year-old has signed some sort of ‘option’ with the great Italian team.
On Monday, the BBC reported that the deal is on, but comments by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo appeared to rule it out.
“I don’t want to have two roosters in the same henhouse,” he told Rai radio.
“I don’t want problems and rivalries, which we didn’t have between Schumacher and Irvine, between Schumacher and Barrichello, between Alonso and Massa or Massa and Schumi or Massa and Raikkonen,” Montezemolo added.
Those quotes were interpreted all around the world as Montezemolo saying no to Vettel.
But, then, Ferrari’s anonymous website columnist The Horse Whisperer entered the fray, attacking those who had read too much into Montezemolo’s words.
“It’s a pity that Montezemolo had simply stated a principle, nothing more, nothing less,” he said.
“At Ferrari there will be room for anyone who demonstrates they have the talent to drive a scarlet car and to work in harmony both with and for the team.”