Sebastian Vettel would have called the one-year Ferrari deal a “joke” with Fernando Alonso wanting to take his Ferrari seat.
None of these statements has many reasons, however.
Earlier this year, Sky Sports announced that Ferrari had made a one-year deal for Vettel.
The contract was only for 2021 and was accompanied by a sharp drop in wages.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the German refused.
An insider said Vettel said the offer was a “joke” with the media taking his recent comments on the “three-year deals” to support this.
Speaking a few days ago during a videoconference, Vettel told the world that he usually had “three-year” contracts.
However, he said that whatever the duration of his next contract, it should work for both the driver and the team.
“Whatever the deal,” he said, “that will be what the team and I will be comfortable with.
“So in terms of duration, I don’t know.
“Normally, the contracts I signed in the past were all three-year contracts.
“I know that I am one of the most experienced drivers in Formula 1, but I am not the oldest and I do not think there is an age limit in this regard. “
Gazzetta added that Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz and Antonio Giovinazzi were all on the Ferrari shortlist to replace the quadruple world champion if he could not reach an agreement with Scuderia.
F1-Insider now says that Fernando Alonso is also in the mix.
The Italian publication said: “Even former world champion Fernando Alonso (38) is positioning himself to replace the four-time German world champion, according to information from F1-Insider.com. “
But it’s the long and the short.
With the 2020 Formula 1 season pending until last July, the only guarantee in the Vettel contract saga is that there will be more spectations than facts since the German is notoriously private.
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