Vettel: There’s nothing to report about Ferrari, I’m very happy at Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull team celebrate after the Indian GP

Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull team celebrate after the Indian GP

Oct.29 (Reuters) – Formula One Champion Sebastian Vettel has hopefully ended speculation regarding a move to Ferrari in 2014, by declaring his loyalty to Red Bull after winning the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.

NOIDA, INDIA - OCTOBER 28:  Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates with his trainer Heikki Huovinen after winning the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 28, 2012 in Noida, India.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sebastian Vettel; Heikki HuovinenThe German, speeding towards his third consecutive title after chalking up four wins in a row, said that he wanted to reassure team mates that media rumours had no substance.

“You don’t know every single person in the team and it’s hard to speak to every single one, but if there’s some bullsh#t in the press [then] obviously there might be some concerns back in the factory,” Vettel told reporters.

“I’m 100 percent behind them [the team] as I feel they’re 100 percent behind me and therefore I want to get this straight. There’s nothing to report and I’m very happy at Red Bull Racing,” he said.

Vettel, sitting alongside Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso – his closest rival – in a post-race news conference in which they later joked about swapping caps, reiterated he had signed nothing with the Italian team.

Ferrari have announced an unchanged line up for 2013, extending Felipe Massa’s contract for another year, but the speculation about a possible Vettel pre-contract for 2014 has refused to die down.

Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER), Eifelland Racing. Formula BMW ADAC Championship, Rd 9&10, Norisring, Germany. 22 June 2003. DIGITAL IMAGE

The German has been backed by Red Bull for most of his motor-racing career, from his teens, and took his first race win with sister team Toro Rosso.

Both his titles have come at the wheel of a Red Bull and, now 13 points ahead of Alonso with three races to go, he is favourite to become the youngest ever triple world champion, at the end of the year.

Team principal Christian Horner said Vettel and the team had a strong bond.

“We both know exactly where we stand now and for the future. All members [of the team] read the media and they read the internet so it was important to dispel any speculation that he may be going elsewhere,” he said.

“He’s an important part of this team and hopefully that will continue for many years to come.”

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  • Venezia

    Why move to Ferrari? They suck