So what are the chances Sebastian will go to Ferrari in 2015?
There have been rumors since 2010 of course, what with Sebastian remarking that he has always had a fondness for the team, its history and place in the sport, and would like to drive for them one day. Plus he grew up cheering on Michael in the Red Car. In addition, Ferrari's head honchos have not been shy when it comes to making it clear that they would welcome Sebastian one day in the future. The latest comments regarding Seb from Domenicali in Japan:
"Maybe he is looking for a new challenge" ... "He has a contract with Red Bull, we have contracts with our drivers. I would not rule anything out, but this is nothing we will deal with in the near future," Domenicali insisted...
"Sebastian often reminds me of the good old times with Michael (Schumacher) here with us,"
He said there is truth to the claims Vettel - like Schumacher before him - is utterly dominating F1 at present because of his superior car: "That's absolutely right," said Domenicali, "but it's not everything. Michael was always able to deliver the results, which is crucial. Deserve or not, he definitely did it, so congratulations Sebastian!"
The article adds that Alonso is rumored to be unhappy and might move to Macca/Honda in 2015 (To discuss this, go here: http://forums.autosp...nda-eye-alonso/), our only take away from that part of the article in relation to this thread is that there may be an opening at Ferrari as of 2015.
Sebastian signed a contract with Red Bull through 2015, however, buying out contracts (especially if Ferrari can use money gained by another team's buyout) is not out of the question. Another factor though, is Sebastian's loyalty to RBR, and unless there is an opt out clause, he might remain with RBR regardless until 2016. But this poll/thread is about the more dicey 2015 move. Also, car performance under the new regs has to be taken into consideration. That is not to say it will make the greatest difference in the end - if Sebastian is ready for a challenge, he may go independent of that factor - and may still be desired even if Ferrari is doing well.
So lots to discuss. Keep it friendly, no driver v. driver and please discuss Alonso to Macca at the above thread.
Edited by bourbon, 12 October 2013 - 21:35.