Webber will see out 2013 with Red Bull

Thursday 11-April-2013 09:55

Mark Webber will finish this season with Red Bull Racing but admits after it is over he's not sure what his future holds.

The Aussie, who for the past three seasons has been renewing his Red Bull deal one season at a time, was angry with his team-mate Sebastian Vettel after the last race in Malaysia.

Running first and second, the duo were told 'multi 21' - the order for Vettel to hold station behind Webber - but the German chose to ignore it and stole the victory.

Immediately there were reports that Webber was considering quitting during this season, however, the 36-year-old says that is not true. But just because he intends seeing out this campaign, that doesn't mean he will remain with Red Bull longer than that.

"Definitely I am keen to finish the season," he said. "A lot of people were questioning it, but it was not something on my mind. I am keen to race this year, and put together a strong campaign.

"Year-by-year contract extensions, that's how it has always been for me, so come the summer I will talk to Dietrich 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 in a season and, although it's a topic at the moment, I don't see why I should make any decisions about the future."

Webber is now looking forward to getting back to racing, insisting that he is "fine".

"I was always going to Australia after that race, so people put two and three together. The break was good for all of us. It was good to get a bit of relaxation after winter testing and the first few races.

"But I am now looking forward to getting back in the car and getting on with the racing."

Webber, though, faced more questions in the wake of the press conference where he admitted to Sky Sports News that his relationship with Vettel is tense at the moment.

"Obviously the relationship has been strained and it's not the first time. At the moment we will just focus on our individual performances and go from there.

"I think the team did not a bad job in Malaysia actually. They tried to do what they could do for the first time in a while. It was a very awkward situation for a lot of people.

"That scenario may never, ever happen again this year - but it might happen again this weekend. That's something we don't know so let's see what decisions in the future."

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