Vettel unlikely to switch to Ferrari soon

19 May, 2010

 Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Red Bull Racing talks with Red Bull Racing Motorsport Consultant Dr Helmut Marko (R) during practice for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 8, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mark Webber; Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel with Helmut Marko

May 19 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko doubts Sebastian Vettel would consider switching to Ferrari any time soon.

Vettel, 22, has said recently he sees the famous Maranello based team as a possible future employer.

The German is believed to be under contract to Red Bull until the end of 2011, but the energy drink company’s motor racing advisor Marko is not sure a move to Ferrari soon would be a good idea.

“Ferrari is something very special for each driver,” the Austrian said in an interview with APA news agency. “But you only have to look at the situation. Why should he go there to be with Alonso when he’s doing more than well with us?”

Interestingly, however, Marko said Red Bull would not sign an agreement that binds Vettel to the Milton-Keynes based squad for the rest of his formula one career.

“That’s something we wouldn’t want. He needs to feel at home and that he wants to be driving with us,” said the former grand prix driver.

Marko added that “talks” to retain the current Vettel/Mark Webber lineup are “in progress”, but warned that Red Bull is in a good negotiating position.

“We no longer have to go knocking on doors (for drivers),” he said.


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