Horner pleased Vettel has dispelled rumours
29 October 2012 – Christian Horner has expressed his contentment at Sebastian Vettel categorically denying any link with Ferrari for the 2014 Formula 1 season and beyond. The Team Principal stresses that the words will come as a morale-boosting moment for the Red Bull staff, who at times could have been confused by various reports in the press.
Despite Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo having already stated that pairing Vettel with Fernando Alonso would be a bad idea, thoughts of such a possibility were still circulating the paddock when the sport arrived in India.
“No, there's nothing - nothing to tell you, nothing I've signed and nothing has changed,” Vettel said on Sunday. “I don't know where it came from. I don't read much, so it's quite a surprise when you get to the circuit and get all these questions. I want to get this straight - there's nothing to report and I'm very happy at Red Bull.”
Horner was naturally pleased to hear the words.
“Sebastian and the team have a very strong relationship,” the Team Principal told reporters. “We both know exactly where we stand now and for the future. Of course all team members read the media, they read the internet, and so it was important to dispel any speculation that he may be going elsewhere. I did that on the day that the rumours were circulated.”
Then asked whether Vettel will be signing another Red Bull deal when his current agreement finishes at the end of 2014, Horner summed up:
“I can't think of any driver that wouldn't want a contract with Red Bull at the moment.”