Comfortable Webber: There is time

Date published: June 13 2011

Mark Webber is adamant he is in no rush to sign a new contract with Red Bull even though his current team is his only option for 2012…

Mark Webber is adamant he is in no rush to sign a new contract with Red Bull even though his current team is his only option for 2012.

With his team-mate Sebastian Vettel securing a long-term deal with the reigning World Champions, the question is now whether Red Bull will keep their same line-up for a third year running in 2012.

Team boss Christian Horner recently revealed that Webber is keen to remain in F1 and with the team for another season but stated that he’s in no hurry to start contract talks.

“He is still a fierce competitor and he is still pushing very, very hard,” Horner said.

“As far as the future is concerned we agree to take things one step at a time and at the appropriate time we will sit down and talk about the future.”

And Webber isn’t fazed by Horner’s lack of commitment, saying he also is not in a rush.

“I am comfortable, mate,” the Australian told Autosport.

“I’m very comfortable. I am happy here. The guys have done a phenomenal job for me in terms of on the floor. The boys and mechanics, I am very happy with all that.

“But we will just keep talking. We don’t have to rush. There is time to talk so we will keep doing that.”

Asked if he was looking at other options on the F1 grid for next season, Webber said: “No.”

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