He did mention that is in the future, not soon. And journalists kept asking him so he is being polite answering them. He should stop that.
Like I mentioned before it is like being married to a wonderful lady that does everything for you (RBR) whom you also have a beautiful child with (championship) and once a while you tell to her face you would love to sleep with the neighbor's wife (Ferrari) and have her child too (Ferrari title).
I see absolutely nothing wrong with Vettel being honest to the media. He's open about his aspirations and he's happy to tell people about them--it's a sign of self-confidence and strong character. Though the team may not like it, Vettel is not under contract to always say nice things about RBR in the media. He can say whatever he wants about them, and whatever he wants about himself and his future. Both he and RBR probably realise that they won't be together for the entirety of their time in Formula One.
Your analogy is way off base, in my opinion, because personal matters and business matters are completely different. Regardless of how well you're treated by a company, comparing a company to your wife would probably imply that your job is your life. I don't think that's the case with Vettel and RBR at all. I'm sure Vettel enjoys his time there, but they aren't Ferrari, and RBR knows that. The most they can do is offer him a dominant car year after year to keep him from leaving.
I dont think Alonso will EVER stand for having a competitive team mate again. He HAS to be No1. Cant handle anything less
Ditto. Every time he's been challenged or beaten by his teammate he usually doesn't have nice things to say about the affair (e.g. "What more do I have to do?" "This is ridiculous!", and his personal act of revenge in Hungary '07).
Is there something different about Ferrari now? Why would results be any different this time vs last time? From strictly objective standpoint, having not won WDC yet, Alonso would technically be in weaker position than his two predecessors.
Speculatively, the trend will be different because Alonso's made of teflon--Ferrari will probably blame the fact that the car isn't up to snuff even if they give him the best car on the grid and he still manages to lose the title.
Realisitcally, if Fernando loses his seat to Vettel, it'd fit in with Ferrari's recent trend of putting everything in sight on the chopping block when they don't win a title. I think it'll take a few years before the Scuderia learns that they can only replicate the Schumacher years by maintaining a stable team. You have a much better chance of building success with the same people over a few years than you do by replacing people for their first failure.
It would be interesting to see the reaction from the Alonso camp if their driver got the boot for not living up to his proposed speed.
Edited by Afterburner, 17 February 2011 - 19:59.