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Vettel: Nothing says I’ll stay forever
4 June 2013
Sebastian Vettel admits there is nothing to say he will stay with Red Bull for his entire F1 career, even though the triple champion insists that he can't currently imagine racing elsewhere.
Vettel has won the title for the past three years with the Milton Keynes-based team and, despite being just 25-years-old, he already sits sixth on the all-time F1 winners list.
The German has been linked with a move elsewhere in the past, with Ferrari having been mentioned as one possible option if he was to move to pastures new later in his career.
Speaking in an interview with
Weld Am Sonntag
, Vettel admitted he might one day elect to move on even though there is currently no reason why he would move to on.
However, by contrast, the German also went so far as to say that his next career move after Red Bull could be to leave F1 if he 'no longer has the urge'.
"I can't say. Perhaps I will no longer be driving in five years' time because I no longer have the urge to," he replied when asked if he would one day leave Red Bull. “Perhaps I will compete for another team in five years because I feel ready for a fresh challenge. Every human being evolves as time goes by, priorities shift.
"Right now I feel completely at ease here and I could not imagine driving anywhere else. The car is quick, the team does well - I see no reason to leave. But that does not automatically mean I will stay forever."
Vettel was also quizzed about the possibility of current Lotus man Kimi Raikkonen becoming his team-mate at Red Bull if Mark Webber was to leave at the end of the year, although the champion wasn't giving too much away.
“I don't know how realistic that is,” he said, “but I get along well with him. We see each other at races and - time permitting - also between the events. We are both uncomplicated, straightforward, honest. We get along fine.”
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