• May 17, 2010
After winning three out of the seven races so far this season and topping both championship standings, Red Bull's dynamic duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber must be looking mighty tempting to any number of rival teams on the grid. But the most alluring, according to recent reports, could be Ferrari.

For his part, Vettel is widely regarded as the personal favorite of one Bernie Ecclestone, who could be helping to broker a deal that would see the young German wearing red in the near future. Vettel, however, is on a long-term contract with Red Bull, leaving the possibility open for a few years from now.

More likely for the near future, however, could be Webber. The 33-year-old Australian driver – fresh from back-to-back victories at the Spanish and Monaco grands prix – is on a year-to-year contract with Red Bull, which could leave him free to switch teams in the off-season. Red Bull chief Christian Horner has hinted at his intention to retain the driver currently topping the standings, but until a contract is signed... mind you, contracts in F1 aren't worth what they once were.

While Fernando Alonso continues to impress, Ferrari is widely speculated to be dissatisfied with their second driver Felipe Massa, and could cut the Brazilian lose for next season. Alternative reports place Renault's Robert Kubica in the Scuderia's hot seat, but only time will tell.

[Source: ESPN | Image: Clive Mason/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And considering what was mentioned on Speed during the race about the body language of Webber's managers after their "meeting" with Horner, I really don't see Red Bull letting him go.

      Personally I think that Red Bull has been the strongest team both lat year and so far this year. If it wasn't for Vettel's bad luck the first few races they would be running away with the championship right now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Robert Kubica > Mark Webber
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. All rumors I've heard indicate the Kubica is the most likely successor to Felipe, not Weber.

        I'd love to see what he could do in a Suderia ride...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Alonso is a good driver, no doubt about that. Heck, he made Schumi retire before.
      But, RBR will remain the same for a while I think. Vettel is happy. Webber is doing great. The team is enjoying success, repeatedly.

      Ferrari will bring someone else on board, in place of Massa, if at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nothing like putting two drivers who haven't won a world championship at Ferrari...that seems a bit off...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nothing like putting half of the current Formula 1 drivers in Ferrari. It seems that this past week I've heard rumours about everyone heading to Ferrari... Where are all the other teams going to get their drivers now?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really? where did this story come from? It's almost 100% wrong! lol
      Kubica is slated to sign with Ferrari, while its almost certain that Webber signed an extension to his contract this past weekend. So no, he's not going Ferrari. nor is Vettel, I would say Vettel would take a look at Mercedes GP before ferrari even. what a waste.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I honestly don't think these F1 entries are credible or fact checked, so its pretty aggravating to read inconsistencies like that...does the author even watch f1 or get his stories from watching other people talk about F1?
      • 4 Years Ago
      ehm, there has been only 6 races so far, not 7
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who even writes these "reports"? Media outlets would be better off listening to a half-drunken man at a bar named Randy, who would produce more viable and believable little nuggets than this.

      Anyone with any common sense can tell that Massa might be for the chop - unless he'll prove to be a reliable, pliable number two to Alonso, sort of like Barrichello (and, later, Massa) were to Schumacher - and therefore there's only one berth free at Ferrari next year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      seems to me, it's the cars.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Vettel needs a more reliable car. the end.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Webber should stay at Red Bull. Much like last year, the best car in F1 is not a Ferrari or McLaren. Kubica should stay put too; he has a chance to really build on something with Renault. Everybody wants to drive the red car, but with Alonso there. . . .
      • 4 Years Ago
      Andrian Newey must be pissing himself while laughing.
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