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According to the BBC, Sebastian Vettel will be partnering Fernando Alonso at Ferrari with the German signing a contract which gives him an option to join the Italian team in 2014.
Vettel has a performance clause in his current Red Bull contract, which expires at the end of 2014, that can allow the 25-year-old to leave the team on the basis of the results he gets with the defending constructors’ champions.
“Vettel's potential arrival at Ferrari has been sanctioned by Fernando Alonso,” read the report on the BBC website which suggested that the Spaniard has no objections to his new potential teammate.
As expected, Ferrari dismissed the report with president Luca di Montezemolo telling Italian radio that he doesn’t want "instability in the team" with such a line-up.
"I don’t want to have two roosters in the same hen-house, rather two drivers who race for Ferrari and not for themselves," de Montezemolo reasoned.
"I don’t want problems and rivalries, which we didn’t have between (Michael) Schumacher and (Eddie) Irvine, between Schumacher and (Rubens) Barrichello, between Alonso and (Felipe) Massa or Massa and Schumi or Massa and (Kimi) Raikkonen."