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Webber 'positive' about staying at Red Bull in 2012

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Mark Webber: 'The team and I are talking about whether I continue with Red Bull in 2012 and it's positive' © Getty Images

Mark Webber has dropped the biggest hint yet that he intends to stay with Red Bull in 2012, after team owner Dietrich Mateschitz said he was keen to keep the Australian on board on Wednesday.

Doubt was cast over Webber's future at Red Bull at the British Grand Prix when he ignored team orders to hold position behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the closing laps. Since then, however, he has had a private talk with team principal Christian Horner and Mateschitz has made clear that he intends to keep Webber at the team.

"The team and I are talking about whether I continue with Red Bull in 2012 and it's positive," Webber told BBC Sport. "What happened on Sunday does not turn my world upside down."

He revealed that he and Horner had an open discussion on the issue and insists he does not regret what he did.

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