Motorsport

Vettel to discuss Ferrari future in summer

2017-06-23 10:45
Sebastian Vettel (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he will start to consider his future with Ferrari in the summer break, once a busy period of the season is concluded.

The World Championship leader is out of contract at the end of the season and was reportedly given a deadline until the Italian Grand Prix to decide whether he wanted to extend his stay with the Scuderia.

However, Vettel is unaware of such a deadline, but will use the summer as his first real chance to think about where he will be racing in 2018 and beyond.

"I don't know if there is actually a deadline, maybe I should ask somebody!" Vettel said.

"Normally the contract starts from the first of January and expire on the 31st of December so the deadline is probably the 31st of December. That's I think how long the current one lasts, I'm not sure.

"I think at the moment we're at a very busy stage of the season with a lot of races coming up in a short time.

"I think in the summer, maybe we have a bit more time."

Vettel did suggest, though, that his first preference would be to stay at Ferrari, a team where he feels very "comfortable".

"This is a very important year for us," he added.

"We are working well and things are coming together. We are starting to see some of the results of what we tried to put into place a while ago.

"Hopefully this is just the beginning and there is a lot more to come. I feel very comfortable."

Read more on:    f1  |  sebastian vettel  |  motorsport
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.