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Horner: 'No chance Vettel will leave'

Reigning World Champ has been linked with Ferrari

Last Updated: 06/07/12 10:54am

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An adamant Christian Horner has insisted to Sky Sports F1 that World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not be leaving Red Bull for Ferrari.

Speculation has been ongoing for several weeks that Vettel has signed a pre-contract agreement with Ferrari and the rumour-mill was cranked-up further still in the wake of the European GP by a report on Italian TV that the two-time World Champion had put pen to paper on a three-year deal.


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However, speaking to Sky Sports F1 at a soggy Silverstone on Friday morning, Red Bull Team Principal Horner offered an unequivocal denial of the claims:

"No chance," replied Christian when asked by Martin Brundle if there was any truth to the reports.

Speaking on Thursday, Horner had told reporters: "I have spoken to Sebastian about it, and he has made it quite clear he hasn't had any dialogue and hasn't signed anything with Ferrari, but I guess the rumour mill will always continue. Sebastian is very comfortable in the team and the team is very comfortable with him.

"He has been with Red Bull for over 12 years now and I think he'll be with us for quite a few years to come, so I have no concern over Sebastian and where he will be in 2013, 2014, or beyond."

Yet while it now seems certain that Vettel will be staying at Red Bull, the future of team-mate Mark Webber remains clouded in uncertainty. The Australian's contract with the Milton Keynes outfit expires at the end of the year and, like Vettel, he continues to be linked with a move to Ferrari as a replacement for Felipe Massa.

However, Sky Sports F1 pundit Allan McNish has warned Red Bull that they can ill-afford to lose Webber's services.

"That team works very well together and Mark Webber complements it extremely well. It's a very nice balance," commented Allan during coverage of Practice One. "I don't think it would be very easy for either Vettel or Ferrari if they ended up in harmony."

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