Jul.29 (Inautonews.com/GMM) Sebastian Vettel insists he has not been reading the latest reports about the future of his current Red Bull teammate.
Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz and boss Christian Horner have indicated in recent days that a new contract for Mark Webber is now a mere “formality”.
“For sure? I didn’t know,” world champion Vettel told F1’s official website.
It is obvious the pair are not best friends but German Vettel, 24, insists Webber staying in 2012 is “fine with me”.
“Everything stays the same, so no need to get used to someone else,” he added.
Red Bull’s driver manager Dr Helmut Marko told Kleine Zeitung newspaper: “They will never be friends, but it’s a good working relationship between them.”
The Austrian however would not confirm Mateschitz and Horner’s hints about Webber staying on, insisting the comments are “open to interpretation”.
Marko is coy, on the one hand defending Webber’s failure to win from pole in Germany a few days ago: “It was the fault of the team with the tyres coming up to temperature too late.”
But as to whether Webber is talking with any of Red Bull’s rivals about 2012, he declined: “No comment.”