Vettel linked with Ferrari move

By on Sunday, May 27, 2012

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F1's Silly Season has burst into life ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix with a British newspaper claiming that reigning champion Sebastian Vettel could be wearing red in 2014.

'Insiders are adamant that the German has signed an option with Ferrari for 2014, subject to competitive form from the Prancing Horse stable for the rest of 2012,' reports The Independent on Sunday.

The Sunday Times also picks up on these rumours and investigates further.

'With Fernando Alonso's Ferrari contract running until 2016, there would appear to be a Ferrari vacancy for only one year, should it choose to replace Felipe Massa. It is not known whether the Vettel option is binding on either side, but if there is a one-year Ferrari vacancy for 2013, it strengthens the case for Webber being the man to fill it. Thirty-six years old in August, the Australian realises the end of his F1 career is approaching - and a final year at the most iconic team alongside his friend Alonso would conclude an illustrious career'

The Independent on Sunday also notes that Webber's move would 'open the way for Hamilton to jump into the Adrian Newey-designed car that he is said to crave'.

Sebastian Vettel's contract with Red Bull runs until the end of the 2014 season.

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