Porsche denies agreement with Webber
16 April 2013 – Porsche has categorically denied rumours that Red Bull's Mark Webber is signed up for its 2014 World Endurance Championship programme, with the German marque not expected to decide upon driver line-up additions until later this year.
Over the course of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend various sources claimed that Webber had put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Porsche ahead of its return to the LMP1 class, but a spokesperson labelled the reports as pure speculation.
"This is just speculation," a spokesperson for Porsche explained to GPUpdate.net on Tuesday morning. "Mark Webber has not signed a contract with Porsche.
"In 2014 Porsche will return to Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship in the highest class, LMP1. Our ten factory drivers are an excellent basis for our driver line-up. If we will add additional drivers [it] will be decided later this year."
Webber, whose Red Bull contract expires at the end of the season, was last active in sportscar racing with Mercedes back in 1999, the year in which his car dramatically flipped at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He returned to single-seater racing in 2000.
Mark Webber's massive Le Mans crash, 1999: