Webber, no plans to quit

Webber Denies Retirement Talk

13 February 2012

Recently the rumour mill has gone into overdrive with talks about Mark Webber retiring soon, but according to the driver himself, he has said that he has no plans to hang up his helmet yet at the end of this year. With constant pressure building, especially having Vettel as a team mate, he told an Australian newspaper that wasn't contemplating retirement anytime soon. Webber is due to start his eleventh season at the beginning of next month, and although he admitted that things hadn't gone according to plan last year, he says he feels refreshed after a winter break.

It was a tough start to the year, I think that makes it difficult to roll out of that mid-season, but again, it's those old lessons of operating at this level, you know you have no choice, you've just got to get back on the horse and get on with it. I clearly got out performed last year. There were areas where I could have done a better job.

According to various sources, Webber was supposed to be replaced by Kimi Raikkonen and with Ricciardo's recent signing it now means there could be two Australians on the grid this year, but I doubt we'll need to worry about any tension between the two as Webber has already played the role of easing the Australian's transition into Formula One.