While the qualifying session in the Suzuka, Japan is about to start and the drivers and teams are all gearing up, to achieve the pole, news has come in that Sebastian Vettel, 4 times world champion will leave the Red Bull, his F1 team on which he won all 4 championships, next season. The sources say that Ferrari has been already in talks to acquire Vettel.
The German joined the Red Bull in the 2009 season and the duo won four consecutive world championships since then, dominating the Formula One with 38 Grand Prix wins and 44 pole positions in the past six seasons. Just a few races before the Suzuka, Vettel said that he is not very comfortable with the 2014 race car and his driving style is not matching the dynamics of the car. He is currently ranked 5th in the titles table with his team mate Ricciardo at 3rd position.
Red Bull has confirmed that Daniil Kvyat, who has been racing with the sister team of Red Bull, Toro Rosso, will join the 2015 season alongside Daniel Ricciardo. Kvyat has impressed a lot during his rookie season this year and will be promoted for his efforts with the Torro Rosso.
"Sebastian Vettel has advised us that he will be leaving Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the end of the 2014 season," a statement from Red Bull said. “We want to warmly thank Sebastian for the incredible role he has played at Infiniti Red Bull Racing for the last six years. As we wish Sebastian well in the next stage of his career, we also look to the future with excitement, as the vacancy makes way for the next generation of Red Bull racers."
The statement also reads "The Red Bull Junior Programme has developed some proven talents in recent times, including Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, who has excelled in the RB10 and become a three-time Formula One race winner in his first season with the team. We're pleased to announce that Daniel will be joined in the team for 2015 by another rising star from the Junior Programme, Daniil Kvyat."
While the Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will be most likely to join the McLaren team next season, Ferrari wants to leave no stone unturned to acquire Vettel and utilize his talent to reach at the heights, it saw during Schumacker stint.
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