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Mark Webber: "Does the team really want to change? For sure that's a question for Christian (Horner)" © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber has revealed that his future will be based on the results he secures during the current season.

Now 35, Webber only signs one-year contracts at this stage of his career, inevitably leading to rumours that he will change teams each year. The recurring theme links him with a move to Ferrari, but Webber has now hinted that he will remain at Red Bull as long as both he and the team are able to continue delivering results.

"The situation depends on the results I get this year," Webber told Autosprint. "They've been very inconsistent this year. Up to the Monaco GP I hadn't even been on the podium, then I won. But qualifying has so far gone very well for me. As far as I'm concerned, I'm driving very well, and I see no difference with last year's situation.

"Obviously there's plenty of people who would like to come to Red Bull, but the question we have to ask ourselves is: does the team really want to change? For sure that's a question for Christian (Horner) and Adrian (Newey). And for Dietrich (Mateschitz) and Helmut (Marko). Let's see what happens. I can only control what I do and so far I think I have done that very well."

While the rumours of a switch won't die down until Webber commits his future, he added that he doesn't need to tout himself amongst other teams.

"At the moment I don't have a contract for next year, just like at this time last year and just like the year before that. My agreements are only valid from one season to the next one, and at each expiry we have never really gone on the market, in the sense that in the end we have always renewed with Red Bull.

"Let's see how it ends up, but it can be the same again this year. That's what I mean; we don't need to go on the market because results speak for themselves."

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