Gazzetta journalist tips Vettel for Ferrari in 2014

Thu, 28 June 2012, 08:35

Jun.28 (GMM) Yet another top F1 journalist thinks Sebastian Vettel could be headed to Ferrari in 2014.

Red Bull’s reigning world champion, who has a contract for 2013 but escape clauses for the following season, recently denied multiple media reports that he has inked some sort of agreement that could lead to him becoming Fernando Alonso’s teammate in 2014.

A full year before Fernando Alonso joined Ferrari in 2010, Pino Allievi – the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent – correctly predicted that move.

So where does he stand on Vettel to Ferrari in 2014?

“I think Ferrari has indeed contacted Vettel but I don’t know exactly if there is an option or an agreement,” the Italian told El Confidencial.

Allievi however said he understands the parties have agreed to push ahead “if at the end of 2013 the conditions are good for Vettel, in the sense that Ferrari is in the first two or three positions, and if they (the conditions) are similarly good for Ferrari”.

“In other words, he would not go to another team, because the first option is Ferrari,” he added.

In the meantime, Allievi said Ferrari is weighing up who Alonso’s 2013 teammate will be.

“(Mark) Webber has been talking to Ferrari, but I do not know more than that. I believe that if Massa does some more good races he will continue for a year,” he said.

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