A possible bombshell has rocked the F1 community, as two British newspapers claims that Sebastian Vettel has already signed a deal to join Ferrari from 2014.
Both The Independent and The Sunday Times claims that double reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel have already signed a pre-contract with the Ferrari team to join them for 2014. Both reports are separate of each other.
“Insiders are adamant that the German has signed an option with Ferrari for 2014, subject to competitive form from the Prancing Horse stable for the rest of 2012,” said the Independent.
Vettel´s team mate, Mark Webber, has just won the Monaco rand Prix, his second victory in the principality, as the Aussie also took a win fro Red Bull here in 2010. Webber has been heavily rumoured to be replacing Felipe Massa for 2013, but only for one season in order to make room for Sergio Perez for 2014.
The Times commented:
“It is not known whether the Vettel option is binding on either side, but if there is a one-year Ferrari vacancy for 2013, it strengthens the case for Webber being the man to fill it.”