Vettel: Red Bull creating historical legacy in F1

Red Bull Racing celebrate a third World Championship for Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 November 2012.Dec.6 (GMM) Red Bull is “well on the way” to achieving the same sort of “mythical status” as fellow grandee F1 teams like Ferrari, claims newly crowned triple world champion of Sebastian Vettel.

After winning his third consecutive drivers’ championship with the energy drink-owned team, again played down persistent rumours he could soon make the move to fabled Ferrari.

“Clearly Ferrari and Mercedes have a great history and a kind of mythical status,” the German told Sport Bild.

“But we’re well on the way to achieving the same with Red Bull, realising it needs to be our goal,” added Vettel.

F1 legend Niki Lauda, however, can imagine Vettel eventually hanging up his Red Bull helmet and making the switch to another top team.

“He will eventually move somewhere else,” fellow triple world champion Lauda, who won his titles with Ferrari and McLaren, told CNN.

“It’s normal. Any skier changes his skis every year – so you have to change your cars at least once in your history.”

Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore, however, ruled out the idea of Vettel joining Fernando Alonso at Ferrari.

“It only works in a dream,” he told Italian radio Rai. “It would be a disaster.”

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  • Durptron5000

    A legacy that will only last as long as Newey is on board and/or alive…

  • John

    They’ve already created their own legend. Newey is a legend in his own right too.

    And I can’t see why any F1 driver would want to drive with Ferrari now. At Red Bull Vettel had to beat everybody, and that included a very competent team mate in Webber.

    Right now Red Bull are better sportsmen than the rather bitter Ferrari.

  • McLarenfan

    Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel will not part at present as Vettel knows he has the full backing of Marko, Newey, Horner & Dietrich Mateschitz.
    If he were to go to Ferrari he would be walking in to a war zone like McLaren had with Fernando Alonso & Lewis Hamilton.
    Fernando Alonso has top dog status and he will not give that up to Sebastian Vettel.

  • ?

    That might be true, but based on the fact that SF is still in the top 5 without Byrne and that McLaren still makes fast cars without Newey (Or, in 2012 at least, Murray), that might not be true. We’ll see, that’s the most reliable way of writing accurate comments….