Mark Webber has confirmed that he will stay with Williams in 2006 despite the fact the Grove based squad have lost the support of BMW.

According to paddock gossip, Webber, who is managed by Renault boss, Flavio Briatore, has been tipped to trade places with Giancarlo Fisichella next season, however the Aussie has now dismissed that.

"I'm staying here [at Williams] next year," Webber told Reuters.

As for who will be his team-mate, he added that he doesn't mind if Jenson Button does come to the team, but what is important is that they have two equally strong drivers.

"I pushed very hard to get Nick [Heidfeld] here [this season], very hard," he continued.

"I pushed very hard to get Jenson here as well. It's the best for the team to have two strong guys - it's good for the sponsors and the results at the end of the day. If you are really, really strong you can win the constructors' [title] with one and a half cars but it's not easy to do that. You need two strong cars doing the business which BAR don't have at the moment."

Williams will use Cosworth engines next season.



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