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Vettel ‘stupid’ to make Ferrari switch now – Marko

Sebastian Vettel would be “stupid” to switch to Ferrari if he knows Red Bull can supply a quicker car.

That is the view of Helmut Marko, the energy drink company Red Bull’s motor racing right-hand man for team owner Dietrich Mateschitz.

Austrian Marko, 67, is known to be close to fellow German speaker and new world champion Vettel, but the 23-year-old has recently been musing about a future switch to Ferrari.

“It’s only natural for a race driver to dream of Ferrari, and for Ferrari to want a great driver like Sebastian,” he told Bild newspaper.

But Marko is not worried that Vettel will make the switch any time soon.

“Sebastian won’t leave us just because of the Ferrari legend,” he insisted.  “He is smart enough to know that the time would have to be right for him.

“He would have to be stupid to go there with Fernando Alonso.

“We are the world championship team, and as long as we offer Sebastian a package that is better than the others, he’s not going to leave just because of a mythical history,” added Marko.