Sebastian Vettel to Red Bull could turn out to be a reality next F1 season and Max Verstappen has made it clear if he would be comfortable with it.
The transfers rumor mill is in full swing since Ferrari revealed Sebastian Vettel will not be continuing being this season. It turned out to be a controversial one with Team Principal Mattia Binotto admitting it has been done to the pandemic outbreak. Vettel was not please with it, and let his feels know in a pre-race press conference in Austria.
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This has opened doors for the likes of Renault, Racing Point and Red Bull to acquire his services.
Renault has a seat vacant for 2021 after Daniel Ricciardo decided to switch to McLaren. This after current McLaren driver Carlos Sainz was confirmed as Vettel’s replacement at Ferrari. But former driver Fernando Alonso is bring touted to make a comeback to the French team.
There were rumors at Racing Point that they might get Alonso or Vettel for the 2021 season. But the situation is complicated, with Sergio Perez doing really well, and unlikely to be replaced. The other driver, Lance Stroll, is the son of Lawrence Stroll, Racing Point’s main investor. Racing Point will be re-branded as Aston Martin next season.
Sebastian Vettel to Red Bull
This leaves Red Bull as the only viable option for Vettel at the moment. He won 4 consecutive titles with Red Bull last decade, in a period of utter dominance. But the Red Bull hierarchy has made it clear they are happy with the current drivers.
Max Verstappen, though, has said that he wouldn’t have a problem if the German joins him for next season.
”I wouldn’t have a problem with that. With Daniel Ricciardo I already had that and it worked fine. But in the end it’s not my decision.”
During a television interview, Verstappen was asked whether he would welcome Vettel’s return to Redbull
The Dutch man said: “Winners and mighty drivers can work in one team – just like the previous one (Riccardo) and me. I won’t have any problem with Vettel as my teammate”. #F1 pic.twitter.com/Um6Me0AinG
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Team Boss Christian Horner, added, though, that they are happy with the development of Alex Albon.
In a ServusTV’s Sport & Talk program, he said ”We don’t expect to be on the market for Vettel any more. Albon is developing well and as expected.”
It remains to be seen which team Sebastian Vettel ends up at for the 2021 season. There is also a possibility of a ‘sebbatical’, with former teammate Mark Webber also suggesting it.