Vettel says McLaren offer not his main priority

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4 September 2014 by TF1T Staff

Sebastian Vettel says his attention at present is on returning to form with Red Bull Racing and getting the team back to championship winning ways after a relatively difficult season.

The German refused to be drawn on talks about an offer from McLaren - which would see him driving for the team next season or the year after depending on his current contractual situation.

The offer isn't his priority at the moment despite rumours he's already signed a deal, something he joked about on Thursday in the Italian Grand Prix paddock.

"There was already a lot of talk at Spa on Thursday, and there was talk that I had signed for $150 million for three years. I was asking where the pen was but nobody came back!

"I think it is normal that you have lot of talks. But it doesn't change what you do on a regular day-to-day basis.

"Obviously we are not yet where we want to be, particularly on my side, so there is a lot of work to do which is my main attention."

Many pundits have urged Vettel to take a leap of faith and change teams, believing a new adventure could rejuvenate his motivation, but the four-time champion says he's happy at Red Bull.

"I think at the moment I have plenty of challenge, to be honest.

"My situation has not changed. I am happy where I am. But you never know what is happening in the future. Right now, I don't feel the need to do something different."