RedBull Racing has confirmed that
Sebastian Vettel, the defending Formula 1 champion, will leave the team. Danil
Kvyat will be promoted to RedBull next year, to drive alongside Daniel
Ricciardo, leaving another empty seat in Scuderia Torro Rosso.
Rebull has announced that Danil Kvyat
will be promoted from Torro Rosso to Vettel’s seat in 2015. The other Torro
Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne had lost
his young Max Verstappen who made his F1 Debut at the age of 16 in Suzuka in a
practice session during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. Thus, Torro Rosso has
only one driver now.
With speculations around Vettel and
Alonso in the past couple of months looking for other opportunities in the F1
Paddock, Sebastian Vettel and the RedBull team have confirmed that the German
will not race for the team, where he won all his four world title. For
unconfirmed reason’s, Vettel’s decision was probably prompted by the poor
performance of his RedBull racing car all year, and probably the fact that his
teammate Daniel Ricciardo out performed him all season.
Vettel himself hasn’t announced his
future plans as yet, but Christain Horner, Team Principal of Infinity Redbull
racing hinted that Ferrari has made him a good offer. So it is possible to see
the German in Red Overalls next to his good friend Kimi Raikkonen in Ferrari.
There has also been some speculation
that Fernando Alonso might be in talks with McLaren to make a return to the
Woking based team again as the team prepares to use power units supplied by
Honda who will make their debut with the team in 2015. McLaren still hasn’t
confirmed any drivers for next year.
Photo: Picture of Sebastian Vettel of Germany by Andrew Hone, Getty Images