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Webber hints at new Red Bull deal

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 10:01

Mark Webber - Looks likely to extend his stay with Red Bull
Mark Webber - Looks likely to extend his stay with Red Bull

Mark Webber has admitted Sunday's team orders saga has no bearing on his future as he is already in 'positive' talks with Red Bull regarding a new contract.

Webber ignored repeated instructions to maintain a gap to team-mate Sebastian Vettel over the closing laps of the British Grand Prix, prompting showdown talks with team principal Christian Horner.

The situation raised speculation as to whether Webber would remain with the team, only for owner Dietrich Mateschitz to yesterday state the 34-year-old Australian would re-sign for 2012.

As far as Webber is concerned, he said: 'The team and I are talking about whether I continue with Red Bull in 2012 and it's positive.

'What happened on Sunday does not turn my world upside down.'

Webber, who was forced to settle for third behind Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at Silverstone, has confirmed to clearing the air with Horner, with no regrets over his course of action.

'Christian and I had a chat about the situation after the race,' added Webber.

'We both put our cases forward and I think we came away seeing it from both perspectives. It was obviously a difficult situation, but I still feel comfortable about what I did.

'In that situation, you are hit by conflicting emotions.

'You want to improve your position, irrespective of who it is in front of you - especially when it is someone at Sebastian's level, whom you have to work pretty hard to get back on to.'

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