Vettel laughs off McLaren rumours

By on Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Sebastian Vettel has shrugged off suggestions that he could be set to move to McLaren for the 2015 season.

The four-time world champion has endured a challenging 2014 as he has yet to win a race, while Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo has triumphed on three occasions.

But despite his tough year, Vettel dismissed claims that he could move squads for next year.

"There’s been a lot of talk," he said.

"I heard on the Thursday that I signed for $150m for three years. I was asking where the pen was but nobody came back to me!

"I think it’s normal that you have a lot of talks, but it doesn’t change anything that we do or the normal or regular day basis. We’re not yet where we want to be, particularly on my side, so there’s a lot of work and thoughts going into that, which is my main attention."

Vettel, who has a contract with Red Bull for 2015, insists that he is happy at Red Bull.

"I’m happy where I am, but you never know what’s happening in the future," he said.

"As I said, right now, I don’t feel the need to do something different, so I think that case is fairly boring. It’s something I’m not talking to you guys about. I’m not planning to change that, for which I think I have my reasons.

"It’s not the first time I have been approached in the last couple of years which is nice, but not my style to share, sorry again."


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