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Vettel dreaming of Ferrari and Mercedes

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastian Vettel is in Abu Dhabi for tyre testing © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he has dreamt of driving for Mercedes or Ferrari, but stressed his focus for 2011 is to defend his Formula One world championship with Red Bull.

Vettel won the final two races of the season to snatch the title from the grasp of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. The German has spoken to his fellow countryman and seven-time champion Michael Schumacher and the subject of driving for Mercedes or Ferrari has been discussed. It is something that holds appeal to the 23-year-old, but he is not looking to jump ship from Red Bull any time soon.

"Obviously he [Schumacher] told me what kind of special moments he experienced driving for Ferrari or Mercedes," Vettel wrote in his column in Bild. "Both brands are the past, present and certainly the future of Formula One.

"Every driver dreams of Ferrari and Mercedes. If one ever ends up driving for them depends on a number of things. Everything must fit together. The myth alone is not enough.

"But this is still a long way away. My next aim is to defend the title with Red Bull."