Sebastian Vettel signs extended Red Bull deal
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World champion Sebastian Vettel has agreed a contract extension with the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
It means the 25-year-old German will stay at the team until the end of 2015.
Vettel has been with Red Bull since 2009, claiming 29 victories, 39 pole positions, and winning three successive world titles.
In March 2011, he agreed a new three-year deal up to and including 2014, with the latest extension adding one more year.
So far this season, he has won three races - in Malaysia, Bahrain and last weekend in Canada - and leads the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship by 36 points from nearest rival Fernando Alonso.
Last week Vettel said he might quit the sport in five years' time but made it clear he was not talking with any specific timetable in mind.
"Perhaps I will no longer be driving in five years' time because I no longer have the urge to," he told German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag.
Earlier this year he was linked with a move to Ferrari but the Italian team's Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo said in February Vettel would not be joining them so long as Alonso was there.
Could it be ...gasp!...that the BBC published an inaccurate article?
So that's Senna, Alonso, Hakkinen and Jim Clark out then.
Not just the 'retiring in 5 years' story, but it's happening constantly.
Buck up your ideas, I wouldn't pay for a newspaper like The Sun, I don't want to be paying for a similar level of benile journalism from our national broadcaster.
I'm not a Red Bull fan by any means, but he seems happy there and I can't see any good reason for him to leave. Even if money was an issue, RBR could match anything that anyone else could offer.
I'd love to see him battle Alonso at Ferrari though.
if its so easy for vettel to win because his car is far more superior than the rest of the grid, why hasnt Mark Webber shown the same dominance as Vettel?
But also...bring back the days where the man in the street can afford to attend.
The Ecclestone family is now beyond the depths of acute greediness.
The unfortunate looking daughter now has a 90m house in London and a 150m house in LA.
Who pays for that....the prunes who pay the ridiculous gate prices. My last visit was S.stone, 1989 - 20 quid...outrageous.
you dont win 3 WDC's just by having the best car on the grid.
i dont like vettel, i dont like RB, but i will give credit where credit is due.
When vettel wins its luck, yea right. I named 3 different teams he has driven for, how many did you mention for the other drivers? LH drove for Mclaren from his karting days, he knew the team inside out & won only 1WDC. FA has now driven for the 2 most experienced teams being highest paid driver and no WDC. These are the facts, live with it, SV is a damn good driver
"Why does everyone want Vettel to leave Red Bull?"
Because they think this will stop him winning.
Nice spin. 3 WDCs and 3 manufacturers titles. Why would he want to move? He is probably earning plenty of dosh where he is.
"SV might be stuck at RB" - I guess worse things could happen to a F1 driver.
Funny how he ploughed throug the field in the last few races of 2012 (from behind - in one race even TWICE from way behind). Yeah. Must be because the car "can't overtake or is useless when not on pole"
If only Vettel fans on this thread would be big enough to do likewise and acknowledge this fact - the world would be a much better place.
You should also add If LH fans acknowledge that SV did not cheat anyone for his 3WDC but earned it due to his talent & luck which all winners get over a year - the world would be a much better place.
redbull seem to think Vettel is the best option for them. Vettel seems to think his best option is redbull.
vettel has won 3 WDC's
redbull have won the last 3 constructor championships
shoud i listen to them or an armchair F1 enthusiast who thinks he knows it all because of some stats he plucked off a website?