Vettel denies 2014 pre-contract Ferrari deal is in place, saying he is happy at Red Bull
19:31 GMT, 30 May 2012
Sebastian Vettel has denied the existence of a deal which would see him swap Red Bull for Ferrari in 2014.
Speculation is rife that Vettel has signed a pre-contract with Ferrari, while an admission by Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko that there is a break clause in Vettel’s current deal has added weight to the reports.
But when questioned about his commitment to Red Bull beyond the end of next season, Vettel replied: ‘I know nothing about it. I’ve never signed anything and I am very happy where I am right now. I don’t want to move anywhere else.’
No deal: Sebastian Vettel says he will not be joining Ferrari in 2014
Meanwhile, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has claimed sparks from a KERS battery pack were responsible for the Williams garage fire following Pastor Maldonado’s Spanish Grand Prix win earlier this month.
Ecclestone, who wants the power boost system to be outlawed, said: ‘I think the fire was a lot to do with that kinetic energy thing which sparked. It should never have been introduced.’