Webber reportedly back on Ferrari’s radar for 2013

(L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari with Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing. Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race Day, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 10 April 2011.

Mark Webber with Fernando Alonso

Apr.30 (GMM) Red Bull driver Mark Webber may have signed a pre-contractual agreement with Ferrari for next year, one of Spain’s leading F1 correspondents has revealed.

Raymond Blancafort, writing for El Mundo Deportivo, referred to widespread speculation in the paddock about Sergio Perez’s likely future alongside Fernando Alonso.

“There may be a pre-contract,” he said, “but between Ferrari and Webber.”

Australian Webber was also linked with Ferrari last year, before Red Bull decided to sign him up for another single season.

The 35-year-old was overshadowed by his teammate Sebastian Vettel last year, but he has begun the 2012 season more strongly.

And Webber warned before the 2012 season began that if Red Bull didn’t re-sign him for 2013, “I’d need something [else] competitive [to drive]”.

“Being at the front, is certainly a big, big factor of me staying very hungry and motivated.”

Ferrari may be looking to replace Alonso’s current teammate, the struggling team veteran, Felipe Massa, for 2013.

“They would be able to take advantage of his experience, the consistency of his results and the fact that he gets along with Alonso.

“Interestingly, Webber is also still involved with Flavio Briatore”, as is Alonso, Blancafort noted.

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  • Dragan

    Welcome to the seat of the red witch. Ferrari forever !!!

  • Stewy33

    I have also heard that Robert Kubica has moved to Italy and has been seen in and around the Marenello Factory. It appear Kubica has been using the Ferrari Simulator.

  • kubica..?

    kubica.. they might fancy him for simulator work.. but the guy lost a hand basicaly.. I doubt they’re gonna ever trust him with a f1 drive

  • Sennauno

    yeah seat of the red witch. if you perform good you stay and if bad kick you out like you weren’t there and a useless waste of time.