Sebastian Vettel is keen to contest a rallying competition this winter, according to the German newspaper Bild-Zeitung.

The Red Bull driver joked to Switzerland's Motorsport Aktuell: "Rallying for us formula one drivers is strongly in fashion."

Vettel, 22, is referring to the recent rally exploits of Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica, amid reports Heikki Kovalainen is also hoping for an outing ahead of the 2010 F1 season.

Bild, however, said that Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is not currently releasing Vettel for a competitive rally, on grounds of safety.


Gallery: Horner says no to rally for Vettel

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