Vettel favoured to snub Ferrari and extend Red Bull partnership
Sebastian Vettel has come under close scrutiny of late, with rumours rife that the German driver is set to switch manufacturers the season after next.
Ladbrokes remain unconvinced however, pricing the two-time world champion at 1/2 to remain with Red Bull come 2014.
Vettel has enjoyed unprecedented success with his current employers, having claimed back-to-back drivers’ championships in 2010 and 2011.
And he is on course to land a third consecutive title this year, currently leading the F1 standings, and now an odds-on 2/7 favourite for the accolade.
His manufacturers appear nailed on for the constructors’ championship meanwhile, with their seemingly unassailable lead resulting in a 1/33 price for Red Bull glory.
Also, Vettel has been chalked up as the early favourite for the 2013 drivers’ championship, in which, racing for Red Bull, he is 6/4 to win.
Such prices show how well the marriage of Vettel and Red Bull has worked, and continues to do so, yet widespread reports suggest the German could be tempted to join Ferrari.
It is 6/4 that he races for Ferrari by 2014, whilst he can also be backed at 12/1 to overhaul Michael Schumacher’s seven drivers’ championships total, should the move materialise.
Schumacher’s record 91 Grand Prix wins could also come under threat from his compatriot, though Ladbrokes deem Vettel a 20/1 longshot to eclipse that total.
What may prove the shrewdest of special bets regarding Vettel though, is the drivers’ potential success in 2014, and who it will occur with.
Should he stick with Red Bull, Vettel is attributed a 5/1 price to become world champion once again the season after next.
Alternatively, it is 7/1 that Vettel triumphs in what would be a debut season with Ferrari in 2014.
Always a prominent challenger both in individual Grand Prix races, and gunning for the drivers’ championship, punters could do worse than backing Vettel success no matter which manufacturer he teams with.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.