Vettel coy over McLaren speculation

Vettel coy over McLaren speculation

5 September 2014 – Sebastian Vettel says he is not thinking about leaving Red Bull, despite rumours of an offer from McLaren.

McLaren is pushing to secure the best possible driver partnership ahead of its Honda reunion next season, with reigning World Champion Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso believed to have been contacted by the team.

But Vettel, who has a contract with Red Bull through 2016, has stated that he is in no rush to decide his future.

"There has been a lot of talk," said Vettel. "In Spa I heard I had signed for $150 million for three years. I was asking where the pen was but nobody came back to me!

"I think it is normal that you have a lot of talks but it doesn't change anything that we do on a normal or regular day basis.

"We are not yet where we want to be, particularly on my side, so there is a lot of work and thoughts going into that which is my main attention."

Vettel, yet to win a race this season while new team-mate Daniel Ricciardo has notched up three victories, denied suggestions that he is in need of a fresh challenge.

"I think at the moment I have plenty of challenge, to be honest," the German went on to explain.

"My situation hasn't changed and I'm happy where I am. But you never know what's happening in the future. Right now I don't feel the need to do something different."

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