World Champion Sebastian Vettel has renewed talk about a future at the Ferrari team, saying it would be a dream to race for the Italian team one day. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the Red Bull driver said that while he was happy with his current team, he would like to drive for the Maranello squad in the future.
"Let's put it this way: I love to race, I know motor racing history and I know Ferrari is a legend," he told the Italian newspaper. "To have your name written among the names of the World Champions is special, but having it in the list of the Ferrari drivers would be special, too.
"Yes, it's my dream to race for Maranello one day. However, I'm still young – there is time. At the moment I'm happy to be in Red Bull – without them I would have never arrived in F1."
When asked where he would race if he couldn't race for Red Bull this year, he said: "I would probably offer Alonso and Massa a vacation, I would get busy booking them a nice hotel. Even though I'm not sure they'd shake my hand."
Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz believes Vettel will stay at his team as long as he has a competitive car, but the Austrian suggested he would let the German driver go if he had to go elsewhere to continue winning.
"As long as we can offer him a car capable to win he won't leave for Ferrari or anywhere," Mateschitz told AUTOSPORT. "A winning car is our duty. Except for strange circumstances Sebastian must be in a position to be able to win every race.
"If we cannot offer this to him, why should we obstruct his career by a contract? If he cannot win with us but with somebody else, we cannot stop him, even by a contract. If we give him a winning car he will stay.
"But there are always mothers with beautiful daughters around...and we can look for another Sebastian in our young driver scheme."