Christian Horner has dismissed speculation that Sebastian Vettel could be lost to the BMW-Sauber team in less than two years.

Christian Horner has dismissed speculation that Sebastian Vettel could be lost to the BMW-Sauber team in less than two years.

The German two-time GP winner, 21, is under contract to Red Bull for both this year and next, but is believed to retain links with BMW.

Vettel made his formula one debut for BMW-Sauber in 2007, leading to suggestions that the Swiss-based team may be able to recall the German once his current contract expires.

But Red Bull team boss Horner categorically denied that BMW retains an "option" on Vettel's services.

"Definitely not," the Briton said in an interview with Germany's Sport Bild.

"They could have had him, they did have an option on Sebastian, the condition being that they give him a race cockpit for the 2008 season.

"In the middle of 2007 they let him go to the Red Bull family, to Toro Rosso, and they lost their rights to him," Horner explained.

 

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