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'Vettel extension a formality'

2013-06-16 10:45:00

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'Vettel extension a formality'

Christian Horner says extending Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull contract was nothing more than a mere "formality"...

Christian Horner says extending Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull contract was nothing more than a mere "formality."


Earlier this week, Red Bull confirmed that their triple World Champion would be keeping faith with the team by signing a one-year extension.

The added season means Vettel will remain with Red Bull Racing until the end of 2015.

"It was more of a formality than anything else," Horner told Press Association Sport.

"We have a long-term agreement with Sebastian, and it was just perfect timing for both sides to extend for another year."

And although some may be questioning why just one additional season, Horner reckons the fact that Vettel extended at all is a sure sign that he believes in the team.

"The details of the contract between the parties are always going to be confidential.

"The fact he has signed this extension shows his commitment to Red Bull, and hopefully the relationship will go beyond 2015, which is already some way into the future.

"He's been part of the Red Bull family, since starting out as a junior, for more than 12 years now, so he's grown up with Red Bull.

"He's achieved all 29 victories in cars designed by Adrian (Newey, chief technical officer), and he is still growing and developing as a driver.

"He enjoys the environment he is working in, we enjoy having him and working with him. It's a relationship that works."

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