Vettel/Ricciardo receptive to being team-mates

By on Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo say they would have no problems being team-mates again in the future, if such a situation arises.

Vettel and Ricciardo linked up at Red Bull in 2014, with the Australian edging out the four-times World Champion, before Vettel departed to Ferrari.

Vettel's current Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen has a contract which runs until the end of 2016, prompting suggestions that the outfit could eye Ricciardo for 2017, most prominently from 1980 champion Alan Jones.

"I don’t know if Seb wants that, to be honest, so we’ll see," said Ricciardo.

"I heard some comments yesterday and got asked the question. Yeah, last year I was asked as well. I honestly can’t... I don’t have much more to say on that.

"It’s still very early in the season and to give you a boring but honest answer is that I’m just completely focused on this year now and with Red Bull.

"That’s where it stands. Not exactly out of contract either. Don’t get too excited. I don’t know. Maybe if he joined social media..."

Vettel added: "I don’t mind Danny, we’ve never had issues. Obviously the year we had together was very good for him, not so good for me.

"I think that’s one thing that happens on the track but outside the track, which I think is more important when you talk about your team mate, whether you get along or not, we never had - at least I don’t remember... It’s a bit weird when he gets changed but other than that.."

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