Mark Webber’s father has played down speculation that the 29-year-old will drop out of formula one at the end of the year, despite Williams’ confirmation that he is not a part of the team’s plans for 2007.
Alan Webber, who with Flavio Briatore and Mark’s partner Ann is involved in his management, told ‘ABC’ in Australia that Webber has ‘an attractive offer’ on the table.
The latest whisper is that Red Bull and BMW might be options, but stronger speculation is that Webber could fill the plum vacancies at Renault or the McLaren squad.
”(Mark’s seat) will probably be announced possibly next week to the media overseas,” said Alan Webber.
”Rest assured that Mark will be in formula one driving again next year, but at this stage it’s not for me to say who it will be with.”
A spokeswoman for Webber’s management company, however, suggested that a decision cannot be taken until Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher confirm where they slot in for 2007.