Marko: Vettel to Ferrari would be stupid 10 January, 2011 Helmut Marko with Sebastian Vettel Jan.10 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel would be “stupid” to switch to Ferrari if he knows Red Bull can supply a quicker car. That is the view of Helmut Marko, the energy drink company Red Bull’s motor racing right-hand man for team owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Austrian Marko, 67, is known to be close to fellow German speaker and new world champion Vettel, but the 23-year-old has recently been musing about a future switch to Ferrari. “It’s only natural for a race driver to dream of Ferrari, and for Ferrari to want a great driver like Sebastian,” he told Bild newspaper. But Marko is not worried that Vettel will make the switch any time soon. “Sebastian won’t leave us just because of the Ferrari legend,” he insisted. “He is smart enough to know that the time would have to be right for him.” “He would have to be stupid to go there with Fernando Alonso. We are the world championship team, and as long as we offer Sebastian a package that is better than the others, he’s not going to leave just because of a mythical history,” added Marko. Tweet Related NewsRicciardo: Vettel has been very respectful to meRed Bull marginalise Vettel ahead of his departureVettel slams completely stupid engine rulesHorner: It’s just between Lewis and Nico nowVettel looks set to start race from pitlane in AustinMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingRicciardo: I hope not to rely on Vettel’s helpMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLarenRed Bull deny Vettel is demoted to number two Arthur And I don’t think Fernando would be happy to have a team mate who would bang his car to his if he won’t let him through… Alex The arrogant young driver… Ferrari will shoot you out… Jim It’s the Adrian Newey designed car not the driver. Vettel sucks! Put him in a Force India and see what he can do! http://none lyka duh?! have u guys been a duh?! have u guys been a world champion? ferrari is the one chasing him, he didnt presented himself. Arthur @ lyka I’m sorry to tell you but Sebastien already spoken about driving for Ferrari as his dream… Paul Kirk I wish Marko would go and jump in the lake, he’s not doing RB any good mouthing off his opinions. I hold Matisitch, Horner and Newey in high regard, also Weber, but not Vettal or Harpo! I agree Vetel drove well this season, but of course if you put almost any other currant F1 driver into the RB that driver would also have won, and probably made fewer mistakes! Vetil’s good but not great, and his personality lets him down, but of course he’s still a kid and in 5 year’s time he might have matured a bit. PK.