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Red Bull's Mark Webber confident of extending his deal with the team

Mark Webber was not happy with his team’s orders at Silverstone, but that won’t stop him seeking another season with Red Bull.

Mark Webber
Mark Webber
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RED BULL DRIVER Mark Webber says he is in positive talks with the team over extending his deal at the team, despite the controversy arising out of the British Grand Prix.

The Australian was instructed by his team not to overtake Sebastian Vettel for second place at Silverstone in the closing laps. This came despite Webber’s greater speed at the time.

While the 34-year-old admitted to being unhappy at his team’s orders, he told the BBC that it would not affect any decision over his future.

“The team and I are talking about whether I continue with Red Bull in 2012 and it’s positive,” he stated.

“What happened on Sunday does not turn my world upside down.”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner – who recently dismissed reports that Lewis Hamilton would be linking up with Vettel next season, at Webber’s expense – said that he had to put the team first at Silverstone.

He added: “Christian and I had a chat about the situation after the race. We both put our cases forward and I think we came away seeing it from both perspectives.”

For more information read this story in Mark Webber’s BBC column >

Read: Alonso claims Silverstone victory >

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