21 Dec 2012

Di Montezemolo wants Vettel at Ferrari sometime in the future

11:50 am on 21 December 2012

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo says he wants to see three-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull race for the Italian team in the future.

The 65-year-old di Montezemolo says if Fernando Alonso was to retire tomorrow, for whatever reason, then he wants Vettel.

Having won his third straight world title last month, the 25-year-old Vettel extended his contract in November and is tied to Red Bull until 2016.

Di Montezemolo admitted that he could not imagine both current Ferrari star Alonso and Vettel racing for the same team.

The Ferrari boss praised Vettel in the highest terms and said Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was the first to alert him to Vettel's obvious talent.

Vettel beat Alonso to the world drivers' championships this year by just three points, but di Montezemolo insists he's very happy with the Spaniard.