Sebastian Vettel extends deal with Red Bull Racing to 2015
Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will race for Red Bull until the end of 2015 after the team announced on Tuesday he had extended his contract by a further year. The 25-year-old German has won the last three championships and is leading the current one by a hefty 36 points after seven races and his latest display of dominance at the weekend in Canada.
The sport’s youngest world champion, who has been linked to Ferrari over the past few years, joined the team in 2009 and has won 29 races, appearing on the podium 51 times with 39 pole positions.
Vettel’s decision to extend by only a year could be significant as it allows him to hedge his bets until other coveted seats might be available.
Red Bull will want to hang on to their champion for as long as they can, convinced that he will only get better over the next few years. ‘He is continuing to get stronger,’ team principal Christian Horner said in Canada at the weekend. ‘He is a very focused and determined young man, and has already achieved a huge amount in his career.’