Red Bull denies signing Vettel until end of 2016

Sebastian Vettel with Christian Horner during the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korea International Circuit on October 14, 2012 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea.Nov.29 (GMM) World champions Red Bull have denied reports that they have extended Sebastian Vettel’s contract to include the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The 2012 world champions have only just dealt with speculation they could soon lose the three-time consecutive title winner and German to Ferrari.

But the latest reports, in the pages of the Osterreich tabloid and citing Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz, say Vettel has been convinced to extend his current deal with a huge pay rise.

The report said Vettel’s current retainer of $14 million per season will increase to a whopping $36 million, adding that the contracts of chiefs Christian Horner and Adrian Newey have also been extended.

“Total nonsense!” Dr Helmut Marko told Germany’s Sport Bild on Wednesday. “I don’t even know the journalists who wrote it, or the news portal. Vettel’s contract is to 2014, full stop.”

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