Horner: Vettel isn’t going to Ferrari

Red Bull Racing’s boss Christian Horner has dismissed reports that Sebastian Vettel is headed for Ferrari.

Over the past few weeks there have been multiple reports that the double F1 world champion has signed a pre-contract that could see him move from Red Bull to Ferrari in 2014. However Christian Horner has denied that anything like this has taken place.

“I can’t see that,” Horner is quoted by British newspapers, “because all contracts have to be declared with the Contract Recognition Board for a kick-off. I’ve also spoken to Sebastian about it, and he has made it quite clear he hasn’t had any dialogue and hasn’t signed anything with Ferrari, but I guess the rumour mill will always continue.

“I think most of our team has been going to Ferrari at some point this year, whether it be Adrian (Newey), Mark, Sebastian, even myself at one stage was supposed to be going,” the Briton smiled.

And after Vettel recently said he is happy at Red Bull alongside Australian Webber, Horner indicated the driver pairing is indeed likely to stay the same for now.

“They drive the car in a similar manner and it’s important for us to have two drivers who do push each other to get the best out of each other,” he said. “So I’m sure over the next few weeks we’ll sit down and talk about the future with Mark.”