Mark Webber has given the strongest possible hint yet that he won’t be looking to up sticks and switch to Ferrari during the off-season, with the Australian indicating that he will look to remain with Red Bull Racing for a seventh consecutive season.

The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and having claimed a front-row berth for today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Monaco Grand Prix winner is considered one of the key catalysts to the 2013 driver market.

While he recently admitted to having “light” discussions with rival teams about possible opportunities next year, another year at the Milton Keynes team looks more and more likely in the wake of very positive comments from team principal Christian Horner and Red Bull’s chief advisor, Dr Helmut Marko.

Equally, Webber was quick to acknowledge that he would be unwise to abandon a team with a proven record of winning.

“Exactly,” he admitted to Melbourne’s Sunday Age newspaper today.

“If they want me, which I think they do.”

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.