• Luca di Montezemolo has sights on the German
• Prefers Red Bull driver to Lewis Hamilton
Luca di Montezemolo, the Ferrari president, has restated the Italian team’s admiration for Sebastian Vettel. “If for whatever reason Fernando Alonso were to leave one day, maybe because he wants to retire in Hawaii with his girlfriend, then I want Vettel,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Sebastian is a potential Ferrari driver for the future.”
Whether Vettel and Alonso ever pair up at Ferrari remains to be seen, however, with Montezemolo previously saying he did not want to have “two roosters in the same hen house” but rather two drivers “who race for Ferrari and not for themselves.”
Montezemolo said Alonso, Vettel and Lewis Hamilton were clearly a cut above the rest in Formula One and he preferred the Red Bull driver to the Briton “because he’s younger and hasn’t been around so many teams”.
Vettel was also strongly recommended by the seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher, who won five titles in a row with Ferrari.