Sebastian Vettel meeting with Helmut Marko; Red Bull advisor clears the rumours of German racer rejoining Red Bull in 2021.
After the qualifying round on Saturday, Sebastian Vettel was spotted having a conversation with Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Helmut Marko, who currently manage the racing affairs of Red Bull.
Amidst the current uncertainty around Vettel’s future after him declaring his departure from Ferrari in 2021, this footage has sparked the controversy of Vettel joining his former team where he had decorated stint.
Sebastian Vettel met Helmut Marko and Christian Horner to rejoin Ferrari
Despite the rumour mongering after this video went viral, Marko clarified team’s stance towards making any future changes in their driving lineup.
“We have a good relationship [with Seb] and why should we not greet each other nicely and talk about the good old times,” said Marko to the SkySports.
Helmut Marko was asked about this meeting: he said that they have contracts with Verstappen/Albon and the situation hasn’t changed.
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) July 4, 2020
As of now, Max Verstappen is an indisputable figure at Red Bull, and Vettel on the current form can never replace him, whereas, Alex Albon has been delivering whatever he has been asked so far.
Moreover, the young driver joined the team during the middle of last season and hasn’t even got enough time to settle in the setup. Hence, if it comes to replacing Albon with Vettel, then the move would be unfair and dull-witted considering the age of two drivers and the potential of Albon.
Where will Vettel go?
Vettel hasn’t spoken much about his future, he recently spoke about his departure for the first during his press conference on Thursday. But there have been many speculations so far.
Mercedes have been the constantly linked up with Vettel since the day one. Whereas, a vacant spot in Renault for 2021 as of now makes him a strong candidate to take that berth.
On the other hand, many close associates to Vettel have been speculating that Vettel will probably take a sabbatical from Formula 1, as barring Mercedes, there is no other team who can meet his demands.