16 Feb 2011

Red Bull's F1 champion dreams of another kind of red

10:18 am on 16 February 2011

Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has continued to pay lavish compliments to Ferrari, joking he would finance a year's holiday for Fernando Alonso so he could drive the famous red car.

The German's been quoted by an Itallian sporting daily saying he's happy at Red Bull but dreams of Ferrari and he would pay a years holiday to Ferrari driver Alonso to have the red car.

The 23-year-old has often maintained it was every driver's wish to one day race for Ferrari but his continued comments make uncomfortable reading for title holders Red Bull.

Vettel says he would like a podium at Monza with Ferrari and he one day hopes to have a Ferrari in his garage.

Alonso finished second to Vettel in last year's championship but fellow Ferrari driver Felipe Massa had a difficult campaign and his future will be under scrutiny once the new season starts in Bahrain next month.