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Horner adamant no deal for Ricciardo

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Christian Horner: "There's plenty of speculation about but nothing has been signed yet" © Sutton Images

Christian Horner is adamant there is no deal in place for Daniel Ricciardo to join Red Bull and says the decision on who replaces Mark Webber could be delayed.

Webber told Australian broadcaster Channel 10 in Belgium: "The decision's made. We all know who it is. I'm happy with that decision. It's good for him and good for Australia."

However, Horner says no decision has yet been made on the vacant seat next year and that Webber would not be aware of all the drivers that Red Bull had spoken to as potential replacements.

"There's plenty of speculation about but nothing has been signed yet," Horner said. "The situation is still as I said before the race; we've got time to contemplate who we're going to put in the other seat and there will be no announcement certainly before Monza.

"I think comments get taken out of contest sometimes and Mark obviously isn't privy to all of the discussions with drivers. But when there's something to announce we'll certainly announce it."

Having spent the weekend saying a decision would be made by the end of the European season, Horner said it could be longer, adding: "It could probably go on beyond Monza."