Mark Webber’s future in F1 seems secure, after reports this week linked him to two top teams for the 2013 season.
First, Spanish specialist reports said Ferrari is interested in the experienced Australian to replace struggling Felipe Massa next season. And now, the Australian Sydney Morning Herald newspaper claims Red Bull, 35-year-old Webber’s current team, is “all but ready” to extend his contract through 2013.
That would give junior team Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, tipped to eventually replace Webber, “a further season to adjust to the category and prove themselves worthy of the top drive”, the report added.
Whatever top team he is in, Webber confirmed he is not ready to retire.
“I’m really enjoying my driving and clearly I’m off to a really good start this year,” he said. “I feel completely reinvigorated and am just really enjoying it, which has been reflected in my driving and my results.
“So I’ll keep pressing on. Retirement isn’t even on my radar at the moment. The results are there and when they are there I keep driving,” added Webber.