Mark Webber took his second victory in this season for champions Red Bull Racing at Silverstone. The defending champion insists that Webber’s recent victory will not bring forward any deal discussion.
Still talks in F1 paddock Mark Webber will join Ferrari for 2013 Formula 1 season, currently he is second on the drivers’ championship behind the leader Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
The Australian Mark Webber admitted at the weekend that he had had ‘light’ discussion with other teams about 2013 season. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner hints he will drive next season for Red Bull.
“I think that very simply we have a great relationship with Mark,” Horner said about the Webber future.
“As always with him, things are pretty straightforward. This is his seventh season with the team. He has had all of his success in F1 with this team and we would like to see that continue.
“Inevitably there is an awful lot of speculation surrounding Ferrari, but we are only focused on ourselves. We cannot control what other people say or do, and I think that Mark feels comfortable in the team.
“Mark wants to be in the team next year and therefore, as we have always stated, during the summer we will sit down and talk about the future. And that period of time is obviously coming up pretty close now, so over the next few weeks we will be talking about 2013.”
“Mark has given me every indication that he is very happy here, and you can see that in his driving,” he said. “He is driving very well this year. He has won two big races now, the Monaco Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix, and I think his drive at Silverstone was excellent. He added.
“It was great for him to win for the team at our local race, and obviously coming from just up the road as well, and to have Sebastian [Vettel] up there on the podium after a difficult first lap again was a double bonus.”
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