China

Last Race: 20th Apr China

China GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Fernando Alonso

'Vettel denials a boost for Red Bull'

Tuesday 30th October 2012

Share:

'Vettel denials a boost for Red Bull'

'Vettel denials a boost for Red Bull'

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner admits that Sebastian Vettel's rejection of claims he is set to join Ferrari have come as a boost to the team.

The rumour mill has gone into overdrive of late with suggestions that Vettel has a deal in place to join Ferrari in 2014. Both the driver and the team have denied that this is the case, and Vettel was once again forced to address the issue on more than one occasion last weekend in India.

The World Champion was steadfast in his assertion that no such deal had been made and that he was committed to Red Bull.

Horner reveals that Vettel's stance on the issue has been a boost to the team.

"Sebastian and the team have a very strong relationship," said the Briton.

"We both know exactly where we stand now and for the future. Of course all members [of the team], they read the media, they read the internet and so it was important to dispel any speculation that he may be going elsewhere. I did that on the day that the rumours were circulated.

"Sebastian's been with Red Bull since he was 12 or 13 years of age. He's achieved all his grand prix victories in Red Bull-designed cars, he's very happy being part of this team and he's an important part of this team. Hopefully that will continue for many years to come."

The 25-year-old is contracted to the Milton Keynes outfit until the end of the 2014 and at this stage Horner believes he will extend his stay.

"I can't think of any driver that wouldn't want a contract with Red Bull at the moment," he said.

Gallery: Race Day In China

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...