Vettel commits to Red Bull
World Champion says he doesn't want to leave team
By William Esler. Last Updated: 15/10/12 10:55am
Sebastian Vettel: Says he is happy at Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel says he is happy at Red Bull and has no intention of leaving the team that guided him to two Drivers' Championships.
The German has been strongly linked in recent weeks with a move to Ferrari. According to reports that appeared over the Monaco weekend, Vettel has agreed to join the team for the 2014 season so long as certain performance-related clauses are met.
However, Vettel insists he has no intention of leaving Red Bull, having been part of their young driver programme during his junior career.
"I've been wearing a Red Bull helmet for almost my entire career. It is difficult to imagine another kind of life if you are so used to it," Vettel told Autosport.
"It would be like when you turn 18, 19 and move out of your family's home. I am very happy where I am right now and I don't want to move on to anywhere else."
After dominating last year, Vettel has only won once in 2012, but still finds himself second in the standings. The double World Champion knows that scoring consistently will be the key to success this year.
"People only remember our wins, but they forget a bit how tight it often was. We won some races in which we did not have the strongest package," he added.
"From the first day of winter testing on I had confidence in our car. We have not got out the most of the potential though we make steadily progress. And troubles with tyres concern almost everyone, not us alone. It simply depends on who will be doing the better job."