Amongst the fall-out from the Turkish Grand Prix, one important question remains unanswered.
What does the collision on lap 40 of the race mean for the future of Mark Webber?
The Australian's deal with Red Bull runs to the end of the 2010 season and he is viewed as the key figure when it comes to the driver market. Speculation has already linked Webber with a possible move to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa, although Stefano Domenicali has since hinted that his team will remain unchanged.
Indeed going into the Turkish weekend, it looked like Webber was all set to sign on for another year with Red Bull as the team looked to maintain its grip on the 2010 title race.
Then came the crucial moment when Webber and Sebastian Vettel collided in an incident that the Australian found himself being blamed for by certain members of Red Bull's senior management – despite it being Vettel who had moved across while attempting to take the lead.
Although Red Bull moved to make amends for those comments in a Q&A with team boss Christian Horner released on Tuesday evening [See Here
], it begs the question over whether or not Webber will put pen to paper on his new deal – especially when Vettel appeared to be favoured following the incident despite Horner insisting there is no number one within the team.
With Robert Kubica yet to commit to Renault beyond the end of the year [See Here
] and Massa's future still to be decided, there are options available for Webber – although a report in the Daily Telegraph
suggests that it is just a matter of time before Webber signs a new deal after clear-the-air talks with team bosses.
Webber has enjoyed his finest moments in F1 with Red Bull and for that reason, the logical move would be to stay where he is although speculation will continue until the announcement that a deal has been agreed.
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