Webber not sure if contract assures seat

Tue, 27 November 2007, 02:19

Mark Webber says he is “pretty sure” he will not be replaced by Fernando Alonso at Red Bull Racing next year.

It is rumoured that Alonso, the double world champion who has split with McLaren after a tumultuous 2007 season, is in talks with the energy drink-owned team, despite both Webber and teammate David Coulthard having contracts for next year.

Coulthard, 36, insists that his particular agreement with the Milton Keynes based outfit is so specific that it says “I have to drive the car in any F1 event it is entered for”.

“I know that this is not always the case with younger drivers,” the Scot added.

Speaking with the Australian newspaper Canberra Times, 31-year-old Webber admitted that he is not sure if his contract also contains this clause.

“I haven’t gone through my contract in that sort of detail but I’m pretty sure I’ll be driving there,” he said.

“David is obviously looking at it a bit more than I am,” Webber, who left Australia on Monday to test at Jerez next week, added.

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