Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said that Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could drive for the same team without problems, according to the BBC.
His comments came after it was revealed that Vettel has a pre-contract with Ferrari for the 2014 season.
“I think they are both intelligent guys and they could easily co-exist,” said Domenicali. “Joining Ferrari is a life-time opportunity and, in life, one should never say never.”
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone claimed the arrangement ‘wouldn’t be a problem’.
“All drivers want to drive for Ferrari at least once in their career,” said Ecclestone. “Being in the same team would be a new and big challenge for both drivers. They would think they can beat the other one, as they are sure of themselves and Stefano would make sure they were treated equally.”
Red Bull quash Ferrari claims
However, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner denied the claims, saying they Vettel will represent Red Bull in the 2014 season as well. But Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko admitted that the double world champion’s contract contains performance clauses and anything could happen by 2014.
Hamilton ready for Valencia
Meanwhile, Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton said he was ‘super-motivated’ to produce another strong performance this weekend at the European Grand Prix as he aims to extend his lead in the world championship.
“I’ll be heading to Valencia feeling super-motivated to get another strong result and maintain my momentum before we head to Silverstone and the British Grand Prix,” said Hamilton.
A strong performance from McLaren this weekend could see them overhaul Red Bull in the constructor’s standings.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2012.
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