Webber plays down Porsche rumours

By on Friday, April 19, 2013

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Mark Webber has played down rumours that he will move to Porsche's LMP1 outfit at the end of the season.

During last weekend's round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, speculation was rife that the Australian was set to leave Red Bull at the end of 2013 and front Porsche's return to the WEC.

But Webber has dismissed those rumours.

"People are putting two and two together and getting a bit more than they should do," he told BBC Sport in Bahrain.

I'm looking forward to this season as I have done for other years. I was touch and go three or four years ago to stop so as long as you're competitive and can get work, which is not a big issue for me at the moment, things are going well."

Webber was also asked whether he wanted to remain in Formula 1 next season.

"That's a good question. I still enjoy driving the cars. The tyres have made it a little bit more challenging - the job as a driver has changed a bit for sure, the camaraderie is massive."

"That's a big factor in this sport. This stuff [speculation], you get a bit long in the tooth for that.

"As you get older you get less tolerant of other aspects of the job but ultimately the drug is still very powerful, to drive you to do the job you wanted to do in the first place which is driving the car."

Webber will start his 200th race this weekend.

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