Webber to discuss future with Red Bull
11 July 2010 – In a sensational aftermath to the British Grand Prix, race winner Mark Webber has admitted that he is set to engage in talks with Red Bull Racing with regards to staying with the team next year. The revaluation comes following a possible act of favouritism within the squad on Saturday.
With team-mate Sebastian Vettel having suffered a broken front wing in final practice, with two types of the latest version available, the German was then handed the second, with Webber left to use an older version.
This was then followed by team radio comments, broadcast to television viewers, of Webber questioning his status as a 'number two driver' on Sunday's slowing-down lap.
“Yesterday I was clearly not happy and will have some decent chats,” Mark said in the post-race press conference. “I wasn't in favour of the decision...some of the other drivers tried to offer me a new front wing...Seb didn't, but others did.”
With his joke having confirmed more tension in the Red Bull camp, Webber verified his frustrations.
“I would never have signed a contract for next year if I knew that this was the way it was going,” he said, adding that he will talk with his team with regards to 2011, for which he confirmed a 1-year deal prior to the Spanish Grand Prix.