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Webber in no rush regarding his future

ESPNF1 Staff
May 23, 2010 « Italian police seize Briatore's yacht | »
Mark Webber celebrates in the Monaco harbour © Getty Images

Two months ago this was being written about as possibly Mark Webber's final season; two weeks ago he was linked with Ferrari; and then last weekend, after his win in Monaco, Christian Horner was eagerly telling the press how he was keen to re-sign him for Red Bull for 2011.

But Webber, in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, has said he is in no rush to commit to anyone or anything.

"I've just won two races, back-to-back, and people are asking me where I'm going to drive next year," he said. "I'm very close to the guys at Red Bull, we've been through a lot, and I have a great relationship with them. Yet things happen and change very fast in this business, and you never know what's around the corner.

"At the moment, I'm only thinking about the next race, in Turkey next weekend. The rest will take care of itself. There are hundreds of points up for grabs and I'm concentrating on the job in hand.

"I imagine the picture will be clearer in another six weeks or so. But what matters most is I still have a great desire driving me."

Webber also talked about his celebratory dive in Monaco's harbour - along with team-mate Sebastian Vettel - from about 20 feet up. "I've got to admit the water didn't taste too good, mate," he said, adding that he woke the next morning with a monumental headache.

That did not stop him taking a final drive round the circuit, albeit at a more sedate speed. "I drove round the track again in my road car looking to see where the rubber was, just taking in the moment. The last time I'd driven it, I'd been pretty wired. I am not one for the glitz or glamour, but I know how tough it is to win there. A small error and your race is over. I just wanted another look on Monday."