Also Vettel in Ferrari's sights - reports

Earlier this week, perhaps because Formula One is in a rare news trough, a report in the newspaper Diario AS caused an international stir. The Spanish publication named September 11 2009 as the date on which Fernando Alonso will perhaps be ...

Earlier this week, perhaps because Formula One is in a rare news trough, a report in the newspaper Diario AS caused an international stir.

The Spanish publication named September 11 2009 as the date on which Fernando Alonso will perhaps be unveiled as a Ferrari driver for the next five world championships.

But also in the report was the suggestion that the Italian team may be planning a wholesale change, with Sebastian Vettel also in its sights.

The Vettel element of the story was picked up by Germany's major daily Bild, adding that Bernie Ecclestone is also keen to see the 21-year-old in a red car but that it might not happen for contractual reasons until 2011.

Red Bull's Christian Horner said: "Bernie is sort of like Sebastian's secret manager. He likes him very much and watches out for him.

"But why would Sebastian want to leave us? At the moment we're at the front and Ferrari are not," the team boss added.

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Ferrari