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Webber: No reason to decide my future

Mark Webber says he sees no reason why he should make a decision about his F1 future until later in the year
Mark Webber says he sees no reason to try and decide his F1 future at such at early stage in the 2013 season, but has insisted that the fall out from the Malaysian Grand Prix won't affect any decisions he makes about 2014 and beyond.

Webber was left angered in the aftermath of the race by Sebastian Vettel's decision to ignore team orders and overtake him to take victory at Sepang, leading to immediate suggestions about the impact it would have on their relationship moving forwards.

Some had suggested that Webber could walk away from Red Bull as a result of the incident, but the Australian insisted he was staying where he was for at least the remainder of 2013 – and could yet stay beyond.

“Well, first of all, I'm definitely keen to finish the season off,” he said in Shanghai. “Obviously a lot of people were even questioning that one [after Sepang] which was certainly not something that was in my mind. I'm definitely keen to race this year and put together a very strong campaign and challenge for more wins, and you do enough of that and some more things can happen. So that's the first goal.

“Year by year, that's how it's always been for me, so come the summer, I will talk to Dietrich [Mateschitz] and then go from there. If I'm driving well, performances are good, then we'll make some decisions in the future but at the moment, it's the second or third race and I've never ever made decisions on my career at this point in the season.

“Obviously it's a bit of a topic at the moment for different reasons, but I don't see why I should make any decisions at the moment for the future.”

Webber added that there was nothing in the fact that he had headed back home to Australia in the aftermath of the Malaysian race, with a break having already been planned prior to what happened at Sepang.

“I was always going to Australia after that race,” he said. “Obviously it was mentioned after the race in the press conference and people put two and three together and get more information I suppose. It was a little bit of a break for all of us - three weeks, it was Easter as well - so good to go down there for a bit of relaxation after the back of winter testing and the first few races.

“I'm looking forward to getting back in the car. Procedurally, the team, everything is fine. Obviously it was a bit of an interesting weekend in Malaysia but, yeah, looking forward to getting racing here.”



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oldtimer - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 3:33 PM

Unfortunately it won't be Webber making the decisions, I'm pretty sure Redbull have made up their mind who they want as their No2 next season. If Webber wants to stay in F1 he will have little choice, it will be a midfield or worse team or move on to Enduro racing with Porsche, I know what I would choose but Webber has a huge ego like most F1 drivers and will probably want to stay in F1 whatever that takes.



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