Vettel flattered by Ferrari interest

By on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photo credit: Red Bull GEPA

Reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel says he is 'flattered' by interest linking him with a move to Ferrari.

Comments that Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said to Sport Bild and Auto Bild on Wednesday about Vettel and Alonso 'co-existing' at Ferrari were also published on the team's website.

"It's very nice to hear that. I respect Ferrari a lot, I respect Fernando a lot. I see it as a compliment", he said.

"I'm flattered, obviously. I've always said that Ferrari is a great team with a great history, a great tradition, in Formula 1 in particular. But as I've said before, I'm very happy with where I am at the moment."

Vettel added that he was not flustered by the rumours.

"Does it unsettle me? No. If you want to have a word in this year's championship, you are much better off having all the focus on this year."

"As we have seen, it is extremely tight, a lot of races, a lot of winners. So I think I need all the focus on this year."

"Generally there is always something going round in the paddock. Just before Monaco, Mark [Webber] was linked to Ferrari. You will always find something to talk about."

Vettel's Red Bull contract runs until the end of the 2014 season, although it is believed there are performance clauses that run until the end of 2013.

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