Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Vettel plays down Merc and McLaren talk

Friday 25th July 2014

 RSS

Share:

Vettel plays down Merc and McLaren talk

Vettel plays down Merc and McLaren talk

Sebastian Vettel didn't outright dismiss reports linking him with moves to Mercedes and McLaren, but insists "nothing has changed" regarding his future.

The four-time World Champion's current Red Bull contract runs until the end of the 2015 season, but he has in recent days been rumoured to be the targets of both Merc and McLaren.

According to Red Bull's motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko, Mercedes are looking to have an all-German team in Vettel and Nico Rosberg from 2016 while McLaren have also made a big-money offer.

Rosberg has signed a new deal with his Brackley-based squad in recent weeks while Lewis Hamilton's deal with Merc is due to run out at the end of 2015.

Although Hamilton has indicated he wants to stay and claimed he is "not worried" about the Vettel speculation, Mercedes' motorsport chief Toto Wolff refused to put out the flames.

"We are talking about a handful of top drivers. All the best teams fight over them," Wolff said. "We try to build a picture of how the market moves until we come to our decisions."

Vettel, meanwhile, admits he would have to look at any offer.

"I think any offer has to be considered but nothing has changed," the German said. "I still don't talk about these things.

"I don't know which sources Helmut has, or doesn't have, but they seem to vary, let's say."

Lights, Camera, Qualifying...

Editor's Picks

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about new boss Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...