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Alan Webber says his son Mark has been assured of his position at Red Bull and will be in action at the Chinese Grand Prix
Mark Webber's father Alan has insisted that Australian isn't considering his future in F1 following the controversial Malaysian Grand Prix.

Webber missed out on victory at Sepang after team-mate Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders not to pass his Red Bull partner and went on to clinch his first win of the 2013 campaign.

It was a move that left Webber angered and led to speculation that he could elect to walk away from the team, although his father said he would be in action for the next race of the year in China and had been reassured of his role in the team by Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz.

"Well, he's coming home to hop on a surf ski or a surf board, but we'll be up in China for the next one," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "It's been controversial up there for sure.

"The team aren't altogether happy with Sebastian I'm afraid. Sebastian's apologised to Mark and he's even apologised to me, but I just don't know how Seb can disobey an order, come back and feels he won a race and then make an apology after.

"When you look at him in his eyes he looks quite sincere about it all...but anyway that's what happened to Seb and he's apologised but the team I know aren't happy with him at all.

"I think it will take a while [for Vettel] to earn the respect and trust again.”

Webber also revealed that a text message from Mateschitz had assured his son of his future.

"I'll say this: I read the text that Mr Mateschitz sent Mark,” he said, “and I think Mark's position is assured.”



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107SS2009

March 26, 2013 8:12 PM

In no way do I mean that Vettel not obeying team orders was right/good but the furore raised by the mostly British media/experts and by most of the British fan boys goes to show the real agenda behind the hate against a 25 year old who managed to eliminate all hopes they held of them having the greatest driver ever in F1, they will side or attack anybody that can relieve them of their pains, They should remember the following and this includes the Webber fan boys, Sunday July 10th 2011 14.33 GMT Jonathan Noble and Matt Bear, Webber says he is “not fine” with RBR request that he hold position behind Vettel in the closing stages of the British GP and ignored the instructions, he said he had received four or five massages from the team asking him not vto attack Vettel, but he declined to follow them.

FreeJack - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 7:11 PM

And by the way, Richard, the quote from Horner was on Vettel's radio and it was, "This is silly, Seb...come on." He was admonishing Vettel. You guys cannot spin this into Webber bad, Vettel good...although you're doing your best.



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