Red Bull is keen to secure the services of Sebastian Vettel for a long time, team boss Christian Horner has admitted.

Red Bull is keen to secure the services of Sebastian Vettel for a long time, team boss Christian Horner has admitted.

The Austrian squad's contract with the 21-year-old German, the only driver apart from Jenson Button to have won a race this year, runs out at the end of 2010.

But Horner told Germany's Sport Bild: "We see our future with Sebastian. We want to strengthen and expand our team around him."

Openly interested in Vettel beyond 2010 is BMW and McLaren-Mercedes, but Bernie Ecclestone has made clear he would like to see his driver favourite at the wheel of a Ferrari.

However, Horner said: "Sebastian feels comfortable with us. If we give him cars with which he can drive at the front, there will be no reason for him to move."