In the world of Formula One nothing stays still for very long. The season came to an end just a month ago yet here we are gearing up for what is to be the sports most competitive season yet. With new rules, regulations and cars set to debut from February it is all “go, go, go” from here until March. Driver changes are happening as we speak but one of the more interesting snippets on this front is Ferrari’s admission that they would quite like Sebastian Vettel to drive for them.
Becoming an F1 world champion does allot for one’s career; endless sponsorship, faces on t-shits and as in the case of Jenson Button open doors to prestigious teams. The Brit was the 2009 champion with Brawn GP and later went to sign a two year contract with McLaren. Quite the upgrade for a man who has spent most of his time in ex-team Honda. It is no secret that Ferrari are unhappy with the performance of their number two driver Felipe Massa but he still has a contract with the Italian team until the end of 2011, coincidentally the same timespan applies to Vettel and Red Bull. Ferrari chairman Luca De Montezemolo has been quoted as saying Vettel “will drive a red car sooner or later” adding “Sebastian is fast, intelligent and young.” Ferrari’s current golden boy Alonso wasn’t fazed by the remarks saying in an interview “I have nothing in particular to say about this.”
Though Vettel’s loyalties lay with the team who brought him the championship it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine him in red for 2012.