Mark Webber has emerged as the latest contender as a possible replacement for Felipe Massa at Ferrari in 2011, according to three separate sources.

Britain’s The Sun, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, and former ITV commentator James Allen are separately reporting the rumour linking the Australian to the seat at Ferrari, which could potentially become vacant if Massa’s contract is not renewed beyond the current season.

Robert Kubica has previously emerged as a strong candidate to be a Massa replacement, according to several credible sources, but this is the first news linking Webber – who is also out of contract with Red Bull at the end of the season – to the Scuderia.

The Sun also claimed that Webber could retire if he’s not retained by Red Bull and unable to find an available drive with another top-line team, whereas El Mundo claimed that Webber and Massa might do a straight swap into one another’s teams for 2011.

[Image via The Age]

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