Stefano Domenicali, the team principal of the Formula 1 team Ferrari believes that former world champion and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso and the reigning champion Sebastian Vettel could work well together as a team, sparking rumors that a pre-contract agreement has already been signed between Vettel and Ferrari for the two time reigning Formula 1 Drivers’ Champion to take the Ferrari hot seat in place of Felipe Massa at the start of the 2014 season.
However, the camps of both Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel denied these links and claimed that no such agreement was in place. Stefano Domenicali had stated that both the drivers are extremely intelligent and that they wouldn’t have any problems in co-existing as part of the same team. His comments came in the light of the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at McLaren Mercedes when the Spaniard had claimed that the team was prioritizing the young Briton over him.
Alonso, however, claimed in a recent media conference that there would be no problems for him in burying the hatchet with Hamilton if he joins him at Ferrari and they would find ways of co-existing.
But Alonso did mention that whoever Ferrari wants to hire as its second driver, he would have a say in it. Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone also suggested that even if a pre-contract agreement had been signed, it wouldn’t be a problem, going on to add that every driver wants to drive for Ferrari at least once in his career.
The German magazine Sport Bild has recently interviewed the Formula 1 boss and the Ferrari team principal and the Italian team printed excerpts from that interview on their website. Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are regarded as three of the best drivers in the sport and it is only fair that there is talk of them joining the best team in the sport.