Marko says no Red Bull decision on Webber until summer
20 April, 2013
Helmut Marko insists Red Bull will not consider Mark Webber’s future with the team until at least the summer.
Amid suggestions Webber’s place alongside Sebastian Vettel is now untenable in the wake of the ‘Multi-21′ affair, the 36-year-old Australian has been linked with a move to Le Mans with Porsche.
“People are putting two and two together and getting a bit more than they should,” the driver told the BBC in Bahrain.
Still, Kimi Raikkonen is being strongly linked with Webber’s race seat for 2014. But Marko, Red Bull’s driver manager who is famously much closer to German Vettel, told Kleine Zeitung newspaper in Bahrain: “It’s April — the fourth race. We traditionally make driver decisions in the summer. Everything else is just rumours.”
Team boss Christian Horner, who co-owns a GP3 team with Webber, insisted the ‘Multi-21′ affair doesn’t necessarily mean Webber and Vettel need to be broken up.
“They’ve never really got on but they push each other, they’re competitive and it’s worked,” he said. ”Before changing anything I want to see how things settle down and how we move forward.” (GMM)