F1 » Webber, Red Bull in 'positive' talks


Mark Webber looks to extend his Red Bull contract despite British Grand Prix row

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Skidmarks

July 14, 2011 11:31 AM

Why would some one chasing a championship Re-sign for a team where he is clear second chose. Why would a team Re-sign a driver that disobeyed team orders. If mark does Re-sigh it shows he is happy as number 2.

DontTalkShite

July 14, 2011 11:45 AM

I doubt if DR will be at RedBull next year. He'll be driving a Torro Rosso unless Webber does leave. As for Webber, if he re-signs it probably will show that he believes he can race against Vettel and team orders won't be an issue. Mark does not refer to himself as a No. 2 driver. I think though it's interesting that these talks have been going on for so long, so maybe he is toying with the idea of not being there.

blzbub

July 14, 2011 11:58 AM

If he perceived any bias then we wouldnt be hearing this, hes a racing driver and i dont get the impression that he just simply believes that vettel is better, even though he quite possibly is, its better surely to risk defeat at the hands of a world champion at or near the front of the grid than to occasionally get beaten by lets say vitaly petrov

DontTalkShite

July 14, 2011 12:29 PM

@Robwal, it would be a nice romantic ideal to finish his career there, however, Mark is no doormat. I don't think he would suit the culture where team orders are used to great effect. Unless Ferrari stipulate contractually no team orders, I couldn't see it happen. Bear in mind Mark has played a massive developmental role with RBR and I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes up there. These latest shenanigans by Horner (or Marko) just may have Mark thinking twice though. So basically, who bloody knows! Not even sure if Mark does. Don't forget Boullier has gone on record wanting Mark. I don't think he'd be short of offers.

richard

July 14, 2011 12:59 PM

dts. last week, mateschitz (i think it was) said that dr would NOT be in rbr next year, but that any person moving into a seat there, would be from their existing pool of drivers, unless none were suitable. any chance dr has of a seat next year, would be with str, but i was surprised at his lack of competitiveness last weekend. he finished over a lap behind tonio, who was dumped by str. and he cannot claim lack of testing, as he has been doing friday runs with str all this season

Wade - Unregistered

July 14, 2011 1:12 PM

I somehow doubt Ferrari want Webber. If Massa does leave, it'll be a younger driver. And now that Ferrari are giving Perez and Bianchi a test drive of the '09 car, I have a feeling it COULD be one of them.

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