Vettel and Alonso are expected to both challenge for the F1 title next season.
Vettel came second in the 2017 Drivers’ Championship, behind winner Lewis Hamilton, while Alonso was way off the pace.
Alonso is expected to improve next year when McLaren swap their Honda engine for Renault.
But Vettel was in no mood to speculate over the Spaniard’s potential success in the new car.
Replying to question ASk by AS Repoter if Alonso can challenge for the title, the German replied: “I do not care.”
“In the end, this really does not matter. But he is right. Although most of the time it was a balanced duel. In the end, we were not strong enough. I do not know if it was due to failures, speed or something else.”
The pilots of the three great teams: Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, we already have six pilots and then we also have Alonso, Wehrlein, Hülkenberg and Ocon .
It was a curt response from the four-time world champion, whose Ferrari is also expected to improve next year.
When Asked about his worst time of year he respond ” I would say in Baku. That was my rough moment. In the end, I even lost a victory there. My action was unnecessary. Did this finally make a difference in the World Cup? I do not believe it But that does not make my mistake in Baku smaller.”
Vettel was at one stage leading Hamilton by 14 points in the Drivers’ Championship battle.
But the Mercedes driver hit back after the summer break to claim the trophy.
Answering on what was the most annoying question he has been asked recently, Vettel said: “Why did not I get the title? Why did not I become a world champion again?
“That implies that you could have done something about it.
“If the same question arises again and again, it can be annoying.”