Job-description aside, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso have another thing in common: speculation linking them with a future move to Ferrari.

On a visit this week to the Italian university Politecnico di Milano, the 21-year-old German Vettel - despite only recently inking a two year deal with Red Bull Racing - was asked about the rumours predicting his next move.

"To Ferrari? I don't know," he answered. "I hope so, one day, because it would be a dream."

However, in the presence of Red Bull technical chief Geoff Willis, Vettel hastily added that he is currently "happy where I am".

Interviewed by Italian radio earlier this week, Renault boss Flavio Briatore was similarly asked about the constant speculation linking his team's Fernando Alonso with a move to the famous Maranello based marque.

Likening the speculation to a "never-ending soap opera that is never aired", the Italian nonetheless admitted the possibility that 27-year-old Alonso will eventually move on.

"If it happens, it will happen, I think all the drivers want to go to Ferrari," Briatore said.

"If he wins the title with us again, I would be calmer about seeing him later on in a Ferrari," he added.