Staying at Red Bull the right decision for Vettel says Berger

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his first grand Prix win at Monza in 2008 with Gerhard Berger

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his first grand prix win, at Monza in 2008, with Gerhard Berger

World champion Sebastian Vettel has made the right decision in opting to stay at Red Bull for the next two years, is the view of ex Formula 1 race winner and team owner Gerhard Berger.

Amid constant almost  speculation  that the 25-year-old German sees his future at Ferrari or Mercedes, it was announced this week that the reigning world champion has added another season – 2015 – to his current contract.

Asked by Osterreich newspaper if he thinks that Vettel made the right call, Berger – Vettel’s former boss at Red Bull’s second team, Toro Rosso, answered: “Sebastian knows very well that he has the perfect environment and the best car.

“It is a thousand times better to be world champion five times with Red Bull than not once with Ferrari.

“He can think about Ferrari maybe some time in the future,” the Austrian legend added, “when he can have a winning car.”

For now, Vettel is staying at Red Bull, where he seems to be headed for an extremely rare fourth consecutive drivers’ world championship, having extended his lead in Canada to 36 points.

Asked if he thinks that the German will follow through in 2013, Berger answered: “Even before the season started I said [that] Sebastian was my favourite.

“But we’re not even half-way yet, and the tyres are also going to play an incredibly important role.”

Another former Formula 1 driver, however, sees the 2013 season at a potential tipping point.

“The next leg of the championship is vital,” Mika Salo told Finland’s MTV3.

“If Vettel keeps winning, then he’s going to run away. Last year Webber won at Silverstone, so Red Bull is really strong there, rain or shine.

“I hope the other teams can do something about it, because it’s not going to be very interesting if Vettel just cruises to the championship now,” he added. (GMM)

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  • adam22

    its hard to catch redbull with all the momentum going their way. it is not a fluke they won the championship 3yrs!

  • fools

    Only if Alonso had not been blocking Vettel coming to Ferrari for over a year now (many sources claimt his, including Italian).

    Alonso is scared, he knows what will happen if Vettel became his teammate.

  • fools

    Why is someone using my alias?

    Alonso for the 2013 WDC. is more like it. :)

    Haters will do anything to troll. SMH

  • fools

    The fact that someone has to use my alias in order to get back at me is ignorant and goes to show how far try to troll on a website for fans.

    Sad and I hope the editor reads your i.p address and bans you from this site.

    :)

    Editor: Please modify other FAKE “fools” alias’s comments before posting them. (Hence the reason for review before posting)?

    Clearly they are trolling for ignorant reasons.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Alonso_is_slow

    “Only if Alonso had not been blocking Vettel coming to Ferrari for over a year now (many sources claimt his, including Italian).

    Alonso is scared, he knows what will happen if Vettel became his teammate.”

    +1

  • David L

    If Herr Finger gets a new team mate next season, no matter who it is, he will piss all over them in more ways than one !