Sebastian Vettel won’t be allowed to leave his Red Bull contract early according to team owner Dietrich Mateschitz.
The German is contracted to Red Bull until the 28th November, five days after the Abu Dhabi season finale. Those five days also cover the final in-season test, meaning Vettel won’t be able to test for his new team – most likely Ferrari.
“Only after [those day] will he become a free agent,” said billionaire Mateschitz.
He also made it clear that the four-time champion will no longer be invited to technical meetings for the 2015 season to avoid him taking information to a rival outfit.
“Sebastian will be totally equally treated and get the same material as Daniel [Ricciardo] in the final races,” he added.
“However, he will not get any information on our developments for 2015.”