F1 » Mateschitz confirms Vettel exit clause

Dietrich Mateschitz reveals that Sebastian Vettel has an exit clause in his new Red Bull contract, although he doesn't expect it to be used

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March 21, 2011 12:33 PM

Quote Mateschitz: "If we cannot give Sebastian Vettel what he needs and he asks us, despite his contract, to let him go, I can not imagine that we would not agree.”

Is that what Crash says is an exit clause or is there actually a clause in the contract which specifically provides that under certain conditions Vettel has a contractual right to be released from the contract?


March 21, 2011 1:41 PM

Jeez, you're a cynical bunch.

I read it as "there is a clause in his contract as a formality only, because if we don't hold up our end of the bargain then we would let him go anyway, clause or no clause".

Try reading it again and see what you think.

Alan D - Unregistered

March 21, 2011 4:48 PM

And thinking about it, if Red Bull cannot provide a winning car then they'll be struggling for sponsorship and may want a highly paid driver to jump ship anyway.


March 22, 2011 1:04 AM
Last Edited 1871 days ago


I found it hard to understand, since the last part of the article, which refers to a clause being inserted as a formality, doesn't easily sit with the quoted words of Mateschitz. Hence I posed a question rather than made a comment.

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