28 Mar 2013

Red Bull dismisses speculation Webber will leave at end of 2013

10:48 am on 28 March 2013

The Formula One world champions Red Bull are dismissing reports that Australian Mark Webber is certain to leave the team at the end of the season after the Malaysian Grand prix team orders furore.

Depsite comments by Webber's manager Flavio Briatore that he was sure the current lineup of Webber and world champion Sebastian Vettel wouldn't continue have been dismissed a speculation by Red Bull.

Webber's future at a team who have won the last three championships has been called into question after Sunday's race led to a breakdown in trust between the drivers.

World champion Vettel overtook Webber, despite being instructed not to by the team because of the need to look after the tyres and save fuel.

Between them Webber and Vettel have won 35 races, taken 80 podiums and had 13 one-two finishes since their first season together in 2009.