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Alan Jones urges Mark Webber to seek out Ferrari

ESPN Staff
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Alan Jones believes his fellow Australian would be best served by heading to Ferrari © Sutton Images

Former Formula One world champion Alan Jones has urged Mark Webber to leave Red Bull and join Ferrari, arguing it would inject a "breath of fresh air" into his career.

Speculation has linked Webber to a Ferrari seat alongside Fernando Alonso at regular intervals over the last few seasons and Jones said such a move was the pinnacle of any Formula One driver's career.

"Mark's already done one of the two things that most Formula One drivers would like to do, and that's win Monaco," Jones told the Australian Grand Prix website. "The other one is to drive for Ferrari.

"I'm sure he'd have a look at it. It's very prestigious and something really good to have on your CV. He gets on extremely well with Alonso, so maybe that could be a good way for him to go.

"Personally, I think that Mark is with a good team … having said that, if he signed on with Red Bull next year he's still going to have Vettel as his team-mate, which is a pretty hard task."

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner played down any Ferrari talk after Webber's win in Monaco. "Why would he want to leave?" he asked. "He is comfortable in the team. The team know Mark very well and he knows the team very well."