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Vettel would consider leaving Red Bull

After both McLaren and Mercedes were linked with moves for four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel, many might have thought that he would distance himself from such speculation.

Vettel is likely to lose his F1 title this season after one of the most dominant era's of Formula One comes to a close.

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have dominated the past four seasons, breaking all sorts of records on the way to securing four consecutive drivers and constructors Formula One World Championships.

The 27-year-old German has won all of his 39 Grand Prix victories with Red Bull bar one and that came with sister team Toro Rosso as the German came through the Red Bull development programme.

Vettel is reportedly sitting on a lucrative long-term contract with the Milton Keynes based outfit, however it is thought his Red Bull Racing contract holds a performance related get-out clause.

The details of any clause are not known, however it is believable that Red Bull's current slide could well have been enough to trigger such a clause.

Despite Vettel's fall from grace at Red Bull Racing and being rocked by new team-mate Daniel Ricciardo out performing him, Vettel remains in high demand.

According to Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko, McLaren have made an 'outrageously' high offer for Vettel to join the team from 2016 onwards, whilst Mercedes have been linked with having the desire for a all-German driver line-up linking Vettel up with Nico Rosberg.

Talk linking Vettel with moves away from Red Bull have always been dismissed out of hand in the past, mainly down to the teams dominance.

But with teams slip this year and uncertainty over how involved Adrian Newey will be going forward, it seems for once Vettel wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the idea.

'I think any offer has to be considered but nothing has changed, I still don't talk about these things. he told Sky Sports.








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Date:Friday July 25 2014

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