Mark Webber has revealed that he is in 'positive' talks with Red Bull regarding an extension to his contract, despite his unhappiness at being asked to hold position in the latter stages of the British Grand Prix.
Webber was running third behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel when the call came over the radio not to challenge the German, with the team worried about the possibility of a repeat of Turkey last year – when the duo clashed while dicing for position.
Webber elected to ignore the calls but was unable to make a move on Vettel to claim second place, but his comments afterwards showed he was far from happy at the orders he had been given.
Despite that, the Australian has now revealed that the incident will have little to no bearing on his decision about his future, with discussions with the team ongoing about an extension to his current contract.
“Christian Horner and I had a chat about the situation after the race,” he wrote in a column for BBC Sport
. “We both put our cases forward and I think we came away seeing it from both perspectives.
“I'm sure you'll be wondering if it will make any difference to my decision about what I do in 2012, whether I carry on racing with Red Bull or not.
“The team and I have time to make that decision. We're talking about it at the moment and its positive, and what happened on Sunday does not turn my world upside-down.”