Porsche not denying Webber rumours

Porsche has not ruled out signing Webber as Le Mans driver

Apr.3 (GMM) Porsche has refused to deny rumours it is lining up Mark Webber to lead its charge with a new Le Mans prototype next year.

Amid the 'Multi-21' affair and claims the Australian's place is now untenable alongside Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull, German newspaper Bild reported that the 36-year-old and Porsche have "already been in contact" regarding a 2014 deal.

Asked about the Webber rumours, a spokesman for the carmaker told SID news agency: "Porsche already has a squad of internationally successful works drivers.

"This is a very good basis for the assignment of the corresponding (Le Mans) cockpits.

"Whether and to what extent additional drivers are added will be decided at a later date," spokesman Oliver Hilger added.

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Series Formula 1 , Le Mans , WEC
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel , Oliver Hilger
Article type Rumor
Tags porsche, webber