Di Montezemolo: Vettel will drive a Ferrari

Thu, 23 Dec 11:48:00 2010

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said that the Scuderia would love to sign Sebastian Vettel.

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Vettel, who became the youngest F1 champion in the history of the sport this year, is contracted to Red Bull until 2011 and the Milton Keynes-based outfit also has an option on the German for 2012. However it would appear that the 23-year-old is very much on Ferrari's radar.

“Sebastian is fast, intelligent and young,” Montezemolo said. “He will drive a red car sooner or later.”

Indeed it is understood Ferrari is keen to pair Sebastian Vettel with Fernando Alonso in 2012, a potentially formidable line-up, although hardly likely to be the most harmonious.

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz meanwhile admitted recently that the Milton Keynes-based outfit may struggle to keep Vettel in the long term.

"[If the car was not competitive], we would let him go even if he had a contract," Mateschitz said last month.

"Seb wants to drive for Ferrari some day. [But] we will make it as difficult a decision for him as possible."

Crash.net / Eurosport

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