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Webber: Who knows what will happen in 2011

Mark Webber admits that you never know what is round the corner when it comes to his F1 future
Mark Webber has refused to commit himself to Red Bull Racing for the 2011 F1 season, admitting that 'you never know what is round the corner'.

The Australian, who has won the last two races to take the championship lead, is out of contract at the end of the current season and is set to be the main player when it comes to the driver market for 2011.

A switch to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa has been mooted as one possibility for Webber if he did leave Red Bull and while he was keen to point out that he is happy in his current surroundings, the Monaco GP winner said he was open when it comes to what his future holds.

“I've just won two races, back-to-back, and people are asking me where I'm going to drive next year,” he told the Mail on Sunday. “I'm very close to the guys at Red Bull, we've been through a lot, and I have a great relationship with them. Yet things happen and change very fast in this business, and you never know what's around the corner.

“At the moment, I'm only thinking about the next race, in Turkey next weekend. The rest will take care of itself. There are hundreds of points up for grabs and I'm concentrating on the job in hand. I imagine the picture will be clearer in another six weeks or so. But what matters most is I still have a great desire driving me.”

Webber added that he was taking a similar view in regards to his championship chances this season after moving into the points leading, admitting that it was too early to get carried away.

“I suppose it's amazing because, only three or four weeks ago, everyone was talking about the dream team at McLaren or Michael doing this or that,” he said. “But I'm not getting carried away; our sport changes in a flash.”



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Commodore S - Unregistered

May 23, 2010 12:34 PM

Pretty down to earth statement. No ego just telling the story the way it is. Pity a few others in the paddock did not follow his example putting the sponsors and Principals of the team aside.

screenwes - Unregistered

May 23, 2010 4:03 PM

Mark is so smart and clear spoken the press can't even mess it up. He will wait to see what happens this season, which will create the rules of engagement for negotiations. End of story. Why should he leave RB if they offer him the best package? He apparently has no problems with them, however, if his position improves he will use the leverage to get the best deal :). He's no fool.



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