Webber not ruling out Ferrari switch after Red Bull

Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso are mates

Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso are mates

Red Bull‘s Mark Webber has ruled out continuing his Formula 1 career with a small team – but he’s leaving the door open to Ferrari.

In the wake of the ‘Multi-21′ team orders saga, in which his relationship with Sebastian Vettel hit an all-time low, the 36-year-old Australian was photographed out for dinner with his friend Fernando Alonso.

“Well, Fernando and I have often had dinner together since 2001, but Twitter wasn’t invented then,” Webber told the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

“I’ve also posted pictures with Jenson and with others, but when it was Fernando, everyone said ‘Oh my god!’ That’s what the press does.”

But, with Red Bull not ruling out pairing Vettel with his friend Kimi Raikkonen next year, does Webber rule out joining his friend, Spaniard Alonso, at Ferrari in 2014?

“In Formula 1 you can never say never,” Webber answered, “but right now my commitment to Red Bull is solid — we’ve been through some very good moments together.

“I’ve always said I would not go back to a small team,” he insisted.

  • Steve

    Mark has spent the last several years acting as Alonso’s wing-man, so he might as well make it official.

  • Yeahok

    He is already a Ferrari driver, just look at 2010 and 2012 seasons, the way he worked against Vettel and tried to help Alonso.

  • Not Bernie

    If Ferrari are looking for a top tier driver then Webber would surely be a good choice. Not sure how Alonso would feel being No. 2.

    All I can say about the ex-racing driver, Massa, is at least his bank account is healthy.