However, new reports have also suggested that Red Bull is keen on bringing Vettel back to the energy drink squad, where the German found championship success from 2010 to 2013.
Should Vettel re-join Red Bull, he would be paired up with Max Verstappen, who signed a multi-year extension with the team earlier this year.
In Austria, Vettel admitted that he would “probably say yes” to any offer that came from Red Bull and that he would not be phased by going up against Verstappen.
The report regarding a potential Vettel return to Rec Bull comes as Alexander Albon is seemingly struggling at the team, failing to progress into Q2 at the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session.
Earlier this week, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner defended Albon, saying that those who criticised the Thai-Britsh driver have short memories.
Horner stated during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend that Red Bull is committed to its existing driver pairing which “has great potential for the future as well”.
Vettel has long asserted that he is in no rush to make a decision regarding his future in the sport.
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