Reports that Sebastian Vettel is headed to Ferrari are back in the headlines.
Italian television Mediaset’s Italia1 channel, and the authoritative journalist Giorgio Terruzzi, claim the Red Bull driver will be Fernando Alonso’s teammate in 2014. The report echoed the claims of British newspapers, who said recently that an agreement is already in place for 24-year-old German Vettel to drive for Ferrari. The Italian report said Vettel’s deal is for three years, until the end of 2016.
Terruzzi said that Alonso’s teammate in 2013 will either be an improved Felipe Massa or Australia’s Mark Webber, who would fill the cockpit for a single season before Vettel is contractually able to move from Red Bull.
The respected journalist said Massa or Webber would cost Ferrari only EUR 5 million in 2013, before Vettel earns fifteen million starting in 2014.