Webber not angry about Hamilton's quit comments

Red Bull's Mark Webber on Thursday said he was not angry despite Lewis Hamilton telling the media in Melbourne that he might retire at the end of 2010. 2008 world champion Hamilton, who drives for the rival McLaren team, said 24 hours earlier...

Red Bull's Mark Webber on Thursday said he was not angry despite Lewis Hamilton telling the media in Melbourne that he might retire at the end of 2010.

2008 world champion Hamilton, who drives for the rival McLaren team, said 24 hours earlier that he gets "the sense" that Webber, 33, would quit if successful at the wheel of the highly-competitive RB6 car.

"He has the best chance to end on that high this year and I wouldn't be surprised if he is considering it," said Briton Hamilton, 25.

Webber on Thursday denied he is thinking about retiring, and contrary to expectations he was not upset about Hamilton's comments.

"I have no intention of retiring whatever kind of season I have," he said at Albert Park.

"It's Lewis' opinion and he's free to have that. I've not got a big problem with what he said. I'm very happy at the moment. It's a good situation for me."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber
Teams McLaren