Vettel Worried About Red Bull Potential Quit

Sebastian Vettel expressed what may very well be the point of view of every decent, respectable Formula One driver out there regarding the controversial dispute between some of the F1 teams and the FIA on the 2010 proposed budget caps. With several teams issuing quit threats as a consequence of those rules – including his own Red Bull Racing – Vettel can only hope the conflictual situation can resolve favorably for the drivers.

As any driver's job is to race, Vettel avoided making any political judgements on the quitting saga, but did insist that securing a racing spot in Formula One (with the last three words being stressed by the 21-year old German driver) is vital for him.

As drivers we simply have to wait and see. For us all it is essential that we have a cockpit: in formula one,” Vettel was quoted as saying by the Austrian press, ahead of the challenging Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

Regarded as one of Formula One's most promising drivers, Vettel seems to have finally found a car – at Red Bull – able to give him a respectable chance of finally challenging for the world title. The “next Schumacher” is currently 3rd overall in the drivers' classification, some 18 points behind championship leader Jenson Button.

Although a potential quit from Red Bull will not lead to the team's immediate pull out of the sport – at least not in 2009 – Vettel remains worried. The prospect of having to look for a racing spot for 2010 with another team and starting from scratch all over again are worrying reasons enough.

At only 21 years of age, Vettel has become race winner two times in F1 already, bringing both Red Bull backed teams – Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing – their maiden F1 wins in history. He is currently the youngest driver to win an F1 race, at 19 years and 53 days (2008 Italian GP).
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