F1 » Contract talks to rule out Vettel-Alonso pairing?


Both Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could be close to agreeing renewed contracts with their current teams, ending talk of them working together at Maranello.

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Rt - Unregistered

February 03, 2013 11:37 AM

Yeah I don't see him moving soon. He likes having Helmet there too. If Newey left than just maybe. I see him there at the last few years of his career playing a Massa role.

107SS2009

February 03, 2013 11:57 AM

Which leads one to believe that a Lulu move to either FERRARI or Red Bull is out of the question as long as the two stays put, it also means that if Mercedes will not make a big leap forward Lulu can forget ever getting another WDC.

richard

February 03, 2013 12:53 PM

googol. i doubt that it had anything to do with ferdi. seb is fully happy and relaxed with his current team, so why even be interested in moving?

sunny. i see that mcnish, in express newspaper, is sayng that lulus carreer is basically finished.

andrew2k

February 03, 2013 12:58 PM
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When you are somebody that have brought Red Bull many victories of course there is cause to lock up that driver. In the case of Vettel I would very much expect Red Bull to make a move(before anybody else) locking him up for potentially years to come...its like the Lakers or Heat locking up Bryant or James with a sweet contract. In this case I would expect RB to go the full lenght by throwing him more money and perks/bonuses.

As for alonso renewing, from my understanding his contract expires in 2016 and by then he would be pretty much at the average age of retirement for a F1 driver. With that in mind, from a business point of view Ferrari would be rushing things a bit too early because by then chances he might end up retiring from the sport.

@107SS2009
If alonso decides to retire within the next 3 years it pretty much opens a spot for anybody. In the case of hamilton I wouldn't be suprised if ferrari has a pre-contract in the event of such a thing.

rob01

February 03, 2013 1:36 PM

Sunny, apparently going to Ferrari is also a good way to forget about a championship as well.

In addition..One of Alonso's demands, sources close to Ferarri say, was that they not sign Vettel alongside him.

I have said all along that Ferrari is not Vettel material. They talk talk all week and then the weekend comes and Nothing. Quote from their number one driver.

107SS2009

February 03, 2013 1:41 PM

Richard, I had read the Mcnish/express article, it's not like Mcnish/express is anti Lulu, Mcnish is a well qualified person to comment on such matters, when I posted I wasn't trying to pull legs.

107SS2009

February 03, 2013 1:53 PM

Rob, one can forget about a championship but one cannot forget about the prestige of driving for FERRARI.
And if by any chance one wins a championship with FERRARI there is nothing comparable in F1 racing.

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