Webber to discuss future in summer
11 April 2013 – Mark Webber is adamant that he will see out the remainder of the season with Red Bull, but says it is far too early to discuss his future at the team beyond 2013. The Australian, who was involved in a controversial battle with team-mate Sebastian Vettel at Sepang, has traditionally signed one-year contract extensions with the outfit.
Ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, Webber revealed that quitting has never been on his mind and talks over his Red Bull future will take place in the summer.
"I'm definitely keen to finish the season," 36-year-old Webber stated during Thursday's press conference at the Shanghai circuit. "A lot of people were questioning that, but that wasn't something on my mind.
"Year-by-year, that's how it has always been for me, so come the summer I will talk to Dietrich [Mateschitz] and we'll go from there. We're only at the third race and I have never, ever made decisions about my career at this point. Although it's a topic at the moment, I don't see why I should make any decisions about the future."
Webber added that he is eager to return to action after a break in native Australia, having largely moved on from the team order row just over a fortnight ago.
"I'm fine, I had a little bit of relaxation and now I'm really looking forward to getting back in the car," Webber explained. "We've proven that the car is pretty competitive at the first two races, but nobody is dominant and we know we have work to do. We didn't have a car good enough to win in Australia, but in Malaysia we certainly did."