Webber keen to extend F1 career beyond 2011

Webber keen to extend F1 career beyond 2011

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Mark Webber on Saturday sounded reluctant to call time on his formula one career any time soon.

After Sebastian Vettel, Adrian Newey and 50 other staff were re-signed by Red Bull through 2014, team boss Christian Horner said he needs to gauge 34-year-old Webber's motivation and pace at a later date if he is to be retained beyond 2011.

Mark Webber is not ready for retirement yet
Mark Webber is not ready for retirement yet

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The driver, already in Australia ahead of next weekend's season opener, said on Saturday that he is feeling "sensational" about his future.

"I thought: 'I could see myself doing this a bit longer'," Webber told the Sun-Herald. "I was really hungry for it again.

I could see myself doing this a bit longer

Mark Webber

"It's not like I'd been struggling for motivation, don't get me wrong, but it was a long year last year," he added.

Asked if he was already planning for 2012, Webber answered: "If I can be hungry and have the desire, still want to compete, and turn up and take these guys on week in, week out -- yeah."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel , Adrian Newey
Tags australian gp, career, mark webber, red bull