All of the signs may suggest that Mark Webber is set to leave Red Bull Racing at the end of the 2013 season, but the Australian driver claims that his future with the team is largely down to him.
Webber’s future in F1 has come under scrutiny after the multi 21 fiasco saw his relationship with the team plummet to an all-time low, yet he inferred that another year with Red Bull is possible.
“The ball is pretty firmly in my court, which is nice,” Webber told Sky Sports Australia. “I have to of course continue to keep driving well, otherwise then that ball will go out of your court and other people will roll into that seat because they’ll probably be more attractive to a team like Red Bull.”
Yet to win a race this season, Webber is keen on claiming his third British GP victory at the next race, and he showed no signs of losing any love for Formula One despite rumors suggesting that he may be set to move to Porsche’s WEC team for 2014.
“I’m not taking it lightly, I’m very, very driven and focused and I don’t trivialise how important it is for me to operate at this level. I love doing it.
“I’ve got some big decisions to make, but not shortly, I don’t think. I still need to have a bit more time, and we can leave it reasonably late, I think.”
Webber’s teammate, Sebastian Vettel, recently extended his contract with Red Bull until the end of 2015.