Webber admits that other teams have shown interest

(L to R): HSH Prince Albert of Monaco (MON) and race winner Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing on the podium. Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday 27 May 2012.Jun.8 (GMM) Mark Webber has admitted that his return to form in 2012, with victory in the recent Monaco GP, has triggered the interest of rival Formula One teams.

The Australian struggled alongside reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, but two weeks ago in Monaco he returned to the top step of an F1 podium.

Webber, 35, is now equal on points with his younger teammate, and just three points from Fernando Alonso’s title lead.

“It was a long season last year,” he told French Canadian newspaper La Presse in Montreal.

“But this year is very similar to 2010 for me: I started strong and I fought for the championship until the end,” said Webber.

It is a timely boost of Webber’s form amid rumours of talks with Ferrari, as his Red Bull contract runs out at the end of the season.

“This is a results-based industry,” said Webber. “This season is going well for me.

“To see that some other teams are interested in my services is nice,” he admitted in Montreal.

“But I am very, very happy at Red Bull. We’ve done a lot together.

“It’s just rumours for now, but it makes me a bit more comfortable,” said Webber. “That I am having good results makes the other teams realise that I am doing better than an average job,” he insisted.

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  • muddles

    You are a bloody good driver Mark. Good to see interest from other camps. Keep your form and get that title. Nice to retire with that title as well.
    When you do decide to pull the plug on F1.

  • Andy – London

    I like Webber – an upfront guy who speaks his mind and would be a very popular World Champion and the last in a generation to have paid his dues with the lower teams first.

    I still get the feeling that, like Massa in 2008, he blew his one and only chance of the title in 2010. One-time World Champions usually just get one season of form and a good car, and if they don’t take it, they never will. The likes of Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton are more consistent and seem to cope with more on a yearly basis.

    Still, I hope Mark does take the title before he retires because, like Mansell, Hill and Raikonnen, he deserves one at least.

  • Frank

    Andy summed it up nicely.