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Vettel: It was a joke when I said I’d pay for a Ferrari drive

Sebastian Vettel: Probably not everyone completely understands my sense of humour...

Sebastian Vettel has reiterated that he was only joking last month, when it was reported he was so desperate to drive for Ferrari that he would pay for Fernando Alonso or Felipe Massa to go on holiday for the year.

The German has made no secret of his desire to one day join the Scuderia, and while it is clear he is currently more than happy with Red Bull Racing, not surprisingly given the Milton Keynes-based outfit is the team to beat, the F1 2010 world champion likes to continue to tease the media.

“I was asked [last month] what I would do if I could not drive for Red Bull Racing this year,” he told Germany's Auto Bild this week.

“I said I would send either Fernando or Felipe on a long holiday and they could then leave me with their car.

“I said it because Ferrari will have a strong car this year, so it would certainly be my first choice [in those circumstances].

“But probably not everyone completely understands my sense of humour. Right now I feel very comfortable with Red Bull Racing. Sure, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes are brands with a lot of tradition and it would be great to be part of that history. But for me, the performance of the car is always the main focus,” he summed-up.


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19.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
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13.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
13.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and his father Norbert Vettel
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19.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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Firestorm - Unregistered

March 07, 2011 9:32 AM

A proverb here in the Balkans saud that a joke is half of the truth.I am sure that he dreams to join Ferrari one day and I espect that this day will come soon in the next two years.

XK120 - Unregistered

March 06, 2011 7:32 PM

Love joke, but Vet is late. It was Fernando the 1st who had such an idea. Now ironically he would be the 2nd following Kimo on long break. Perhaps F1 supposed to be the short for Ferrari 1, not Formula 1. Who next?



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