According to German daily Motorsport-Total.com, the Red Bull owner has instructed Helmut Marko to sanction a move for Sebastian Vettel.
The F1 season has kicked off with the Austrian GP, and the Styrian GP up next this week. But almost all the talks seems to revolve around a Formula One champion’s future.
Ever since it was confirmed Vettel would leave Ferrari, the transfer rumor mill has been going strong. He has been linked with just about every team in the current paddock, without any clear-cut indication.
Sebastian Vettel to Red Bull imminent?
Now, it seems, he might end up back at Red Bull. Especially with the Red Bull owner Dietrich Materchitz wanting him back.
“I believe (and I have concrete information) that Helmut Marko was given the order by Dietrich Mateschitz to bring the “lost son” Vettel home by 2021 at the latest. Alexander Albon would then switch to AlphaTauri, Daniil Kvyat would lose his racing cockpit.” https://t.co/XblO1rOFUU
— F1_Addict (@F1_Addict) July 9, 2020
Here is what the German daily had to say on this rather confusion situation.
“The fact that Vettel is now dismantled in this way by Ferrari and has to leave Formula 1 as a loser in the worst case scenario after a great, unique career will also hurt Mateschitz. People who know him can well imagine that he now brings Vettel home to give him a dignified farewell”.
What next for Sebastian Vettel?
Mercedes are out, after parent Dialmer confirmed that they will continue with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Renault followed suit yesterday, after they got in their legendary former driver Fernando Alonso. He will partner Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season.
Racing Point seems unlikely, with Sergio Perez doing well, and main investor Lawrence Stroll’s son Lance as the other driver.
AlphaTauri seems unlikely too, with them preferring younger driver for their development agenda.
So, after all, it might just end up being Red Bull. That, or a ‘sebbatical’ seems most likely, with him making a return in the 2022 season instead.