The rumour mill surrounding Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari is in full swing with yet another F1 journalist beliving the German driver is headed to Ferrari in 2014.
Formula One’s reigning world champion has a contract for the 2013 season with an escape clause for 2014. He has so far denied media reports that he has signed an agreement to move to Ferrari in 2014.
A full year before Fernando Alonso joined Ferrari in 2010, Pino Allievi – the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent – correctly predicted that move. So where does he stand on Vettel to Ferrari in 2014?
“I think Ferrari has indeed contacted Vettel but I don’t know exactly if there is an option or an agreement,” the Italian told El Confidencial.
Allievi however said he understands the parties have agreed to push ahead “if at the end of 2013 the conditions are good for Vettel, in the sense that Ferrari is in the first two or three positions, and if they (the conditions) are similarly good for Ferrari”.
“In other words, he would not go to another team, because the first option is Ferrari,” he added.
In the meantime, Allievi said Ferrari is weighing up who Alonso’s 2013 teammate will be.
“Webber has been talking to Ferrari, but I do not know more than that. I believe that if Massa does some more good races he will continue for a year,” he said.