Helmut Marko with Sebastian Vettel
McLaren and Mercedes have targeted Red Bull's quadruple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, Sport Bild reported on Wednesday.
The sport said Mercedes sees the reigning world champion as a potential new teammate for fellow German Nico Rosberg beyond 2015, after Lewis Hamilton's current contract expires.
And Red Bull's Helmut Marko, who has Vettel under contract until the end of next year, said McLaren has made the four-time title winner an 'outrageously' high offer.
'Of course they target him,' Marko added.
Fascinatingly, Mercedes' Toto Wolff did not deny the German marque might be interested in Vettel.
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