Spanish media El Confidencial reported that Mark Webber is the leading candidate to replace Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. Although his contract with the Italian team is not signed yet, may have already established a preliminary agreement for incorporation in 2013. “It’s done”, as has been told the confidential source of any solvency.
Mark Webber’s contract end with Red Bull Racing at the end of this season, But Red Bull speedy says that he want to stay on in F1. But with Red Bull looking to promote young drivers Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, Webber has been forced to look elsewhere.
The Italian squad Ferrari keen to part ways with the under-performing Massa, who has just two points from four races this season, and there is suddenly some credence to the Webber rumour.
According to Spain’s El Confidencial, “Alonso also would have supported the arrival of Webber, as has been told this newspaper, as their weight in decisions of the ‘Scuderia’ is growing. “
“The Spaniard has a great relationship with Webber, which has also helped in this regard. In addition, both share a common link with Flavio Briatore, who also managed the career of the Australian Formula 1 so that, logically, would have played a prominent role in the negotiations.”
“The Australian signing would be a transition phase for Perez Czech linked to Ferrari and even this season. However, the arrival of Webber offers a greater maturity to the Mexican tour, a great future pilot and member of the Ferrari World Academy, but would need more experience before assuming a role of great responsibility in the Italian team.”
“Recently, the British Daily Mail, Webber replied to the possibility of Helmut Marko pointed to by the Australian retire at the end of this season: “I see myself following a little longer.” In 2013, Webber would have thirty-seven years,” El Confidencial added.