Defending F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has hinted that he is likely to remain at Red Bull Racing for at least 'the next few years' - although he has done little to dispel continuing speculation that he will one day find himself kitted out in scarlet overalls.

There has been a media tug-of-war over Vettel in recent months, with Ferrari making no attempt to hide the fact that it hopes and expects to secure the German's services 'sooner or later', and Red Bull in-turn stressing time and again that the 23-year-old is going nowhere [see separate story - click here] - with team principal Christian Horner having previously quipped, indeed, that he would like to hold onto his young prot?g? until 2028.

However, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has now said that there is 'nothing' to the rumours, and despite confessing in the past that it would be a 'dream' to drive for the legendary Scuderia one day, Vettel too has intimated that such a day is not likely to come around all that soon.

"I feel very good, both contractually as well as in my mind for the next few years," the ten-time grand prix-winner - who should he finish inside the top three in the title chase again this season, is automatically bound to RBR for 2012 - told German news agency SID. "At the moment there is not much to discuss, but I'm still young..."