Sebastian Vettel could be the subject of a contractual tug-of-war in the not too distant future.
The 19-year-old teenager is fascinatingly also legally bound to Red Bull, and wears the energy drink company’s colours on his helmet, despite currently testing for BMW-Sauber and being tipped for a bright future with the Hinwil based squad.
But while he is known in the paddock for enjoying the affection of BMW boss Mario Theissen, billionaire mogul Dietrich Mateschitz insisted this week that Vettel is likely to be in a Red Bull or Scuderia Toro Rosso cockpit in 2009.
“We have parked him for four years with BMW,” the Austrian told Motorsport Aktuell magazine.
“We say he is our driver, BMW say he is theirs.
“There are contracts, and if we do the right things, he will be with us in 2009.”