Sept.19 – Former principal of two F1 racing teams Flavio Briatore reckons Sebastian Vettel has signed a long-term contract with Red Bull racing; he has a the championship leading car and a minimal amount of stress. Currently Vettel has signed a long-term deal with Red Bull, which will keep him at the team until 2014; rumours continue claiming he could be off to Ferrari one day.
The Italian business man, who freshly stated that teaming Vettel up with Fernando Alonso would “weaken a team by splitting it into two parts”, believes Red Bull is the better option for the German.
“Ferrari is of course a fascinating team, but he should go where he can win,” Briatore told Auto Bild. At Ferrari he would also have greater responsibility as a driver and the pressure is much bigger.
“Fernando can cope only because he is already mature.”
And he also said about the Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber
“In every sport there is a number one. In Formula One that is currently Sebastian. But Mark is fighting for a runner-up World Championship place. This is an achievement that should not be underestimated as Michael Schumacher’s team-mates often did not succeed.”
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