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Horner stays quiet on driver line-up

17 May 2013

Christian Horner has again remained quiet on whether or not Mark Webber could remain with Red Bull for the 2014 F1 season.

Webber's future was called into question following the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier this season after Sebastian Vettel elected to ignore team orders and beat the Australian to victory.

Webber is currently on a rolling one-year deal and could elect to quit the sport at the end of the current campaign, with speculation having linked him with a move to sportscars with Porsche.

Having previously said that the team wanted to have 'the two best drivers' in its cars, Horner remained non-committal on whether or not Webber would be one of those drivers – saying again that it was too early to make a decision.

“We're only five races in; we're only a quarter of the season through the championship," he was quoted as telling Sky Sports News. "Our decisions regarding drivers will be made in the summer and Mark - if he's delivering and motivated and has the desire to continue - of course will be a driver that we know and has achieved so much with us that we'll consider very closely. But no decisions will be made about drivers until later in the summer."

Horner added that the upcoming races would give Webber the ideal chance to stake his claim to the seat for another season, with his previous record in Monaco being impressive.

"At the end of the day there is pressure to perform but that exists for all the drivers,” he said. “Monaco is a circuit that Mark in particular enjoys and has excelled at and hopefully he can have a very strong run there."


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