Mark Webber expects to retire at Red Bull
Mark Webber is keen to end his Formula One career at Red Bull, but has no intention of retiring at the end of this season.
The Australian is contracted to the 2010 Constructors' Championship winners for one more season and there has been talk that it could be his final year with the team. He led the title race for chunks of last season, only to be pipped at the post by his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Things did not always go well for Webber in 2010, he famously exclaimed after winning the British Grand Prix "Great job guys - not bad for a No. 2 driver". The barb was a reference to perceived favouritism towards Vettel, but the relationship now appears to be much calmer and Webber feels he will see out his career at Red Bull.
"I would believe so," he told F1 Racing when asked if he would finish his career with Red Bull. "I want to continue, any driver wants this, racing towards the front and hanging out with these punks... week in, week out.
"To race with them is very rewarding and enjoyable. Of course you have nerves at the time. There's not a guy in the pit lane who doesn't have nerves. They'd be lying if they told you they didn't. It's what gets you out of bed. That's what a competitor goes through and that's what you enjoy."
It appears Webber still sees 2010 as a season of frustration, but his commitment to Red Bull is unwavering.
"Obviously we've had a few headwinds here and there within the team, but to have two drivers do what we did last year is a unique situation and one of them might not - was not - supposed to have been in that situation," he said.
"I hope I can continue to work hard for Red Bull. They know my reputation is that when I do things, I do them to the best of my ability at all times. And they know that I will do that again."