May 8 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has hastily negotiated a new clause for his 2009
Red Bull contract. Pre-season, the 21-year-old did not imagine the possibility
that he would be a leading candidate to win the drivers' title.
Most top drivers' contracts include the promise of a financial bonus in the
event of a world championship triumph. Germany's Bild newspaper reported that,
with the assistance of his father Norbert, Vettel convinced team boss Christian
Horner to offer a 10 per cent title bonus. It is therefore estimated that Vettel
will be paid an additional 350,000 (euros) on top of his 3.5m retainer if he
beats his rivals to the crown.
Horner confirmed: "It would have been stupid if he didn't want that (clause),
and Sebastian is absolutely not stupid."