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06/15/11
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Staying put makes 'more sense' than Ferrari switch - Webber  (GMM)  Moving to Ferrari would be interesting but staying at Red Bull makes more sense, according to Mark Webber.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said in Montreal that it is likely the 34-year-old Australian will extend his contract to stay with the dominant team in 2012.

But, after challenging for last year's title, he has had a difficult start to his 2011 campaign while teammate Sebastian Vettel dominated.

And the pair, separated in age by more than a decade, are clearly not best friends.

Asked by Germany's Sport Bild if he speaks a lot with his German teammate behind the scenes, Webber answered: "No.  Why?  There's no reason for it."

Told that they must for example have discussed the Bahrain situation, Webber said: "I'm 34 years old, I read the newspaper.  Why should I ask him for his opinion?"

Asked if there is too big a gap between his contemporaries and F1's newest generation, Webber admitted: "Yes, could be.  You could be right."

Webber then lost his temper: "Why do we always have to talk about Sebastian Vettel?  If you want to know about him, ask him."

He admits he has struggled with the Pirelli tires so far this season but confirms team orders at Red Bull "will not happen".

Webber is more willing to talk about his future.  "I will decide in the coming months," he said.  "Ferrari is something special, but it would make thet most sense to stay at Red Bull.

"I feel good, I'm happy here with the guys and the mechanics, everything.  We will talk but there's no hurry, there's enough time."

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