While expressing its desire to keep its back-to-back race winner, Mark Webber, in the Mark Webber fold, Red Bull Racing has added that it has not yet commenced talks with the Australian about extending his contract with the team, which is set to expire at the end of the season.

Following his commanding wins at Spain and Monaco, Red Bull’s advisor, Dr Helmuet Marko, has expressed it is the team’s “desire to continue with [Sebastian] Vettel and Webber.”

Following the race, team boss Christian Horner was spotted out to dinner with Webber’s disgraced manager, Flavio Briatore.

Horner has, however, been quick to clarify that no formal discussions about extending the Australian’s contract are underway.

"The team and Mark are very relaxed about the situation," he said. "He is an important member of the team and he is driving fantastically well. But we have not spoken, and have no real interest in speaking, with any of our drivers.

"When the time is right, we will sit down and look at the paperwork.”

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