SPIELBERG, Austria — Red Bull have offered “a definite no” to four-times Formula Just one entire world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of returning to them next year, crew manager Christian Horner mentioned on Friday. Racing Place also politely declined.
The German, who is out of agreement with Ferrari at the close of the period and experiencing an uncertain long run, had mentioned on Thursday he would say indeed to a Red Bull push if a person was supplied.
Vettel gained his titles with Red Bull from 2010-thirteen and remains on very good conditions with the Austrian electricity drink brand’s senior management.
“We had a brilliant time with Seb,” Horner advised Sky F1 tv throughout follow for the Styrian Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring. “He will without end be a component of our heritage.
“We did not expect him to be on the market place this year, and our motivation is to our current drivers. We feel we have obtained a good pairing in Max (Verstappen) and in Alex (Albon). We feel that has good probable for the long run as nicely.
“So unfortunately it truly is not something we are heading to be able to accommodate. That is a definite no, I’m afraid. Sebastian I feel is mindful of that.”
Horner’s comments closed a further doorway to the 33-year-previous just after Renault declared on Wednesday that they had signed double entire world champion Fernando Alonso to fill the vacancy still left by departing Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
Ricciardo, Vettel’s previous Red Bull teammate, is transferring to McLaren next year in location of Ferrari-sure Spaniard Carlos Sainz.
Vettel’s solutions would surface to be dwindling, with champions Mercedes expected to adhere with 6-times champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Horner suggested Racing Place, owned by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, could be a possibility, but the Mercedes-powered crew performed down these kinds of speculation.
“It is flattering that all people thinks a four-time entire world champion need to appear to our crew, probably that is because the car’s a little bit faster now,” Racing Place principal Otmar Szafnauer advised a movie news meeting.
“We have prolonged contracts with the two of our drivers so it would only be logical that we don’t have room.”
Racing Point’s recent drivers are Lance Stroll, son of the operator, and Mexican Sergio Perez who signed a three-year agreement extension last August even though the details remained private.
Vettel detailed his solutions on Thursday as “have on, have a split or retire.”