Mark Webber not ready for retirement

2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

Mark Webber is already mentally preparing himself for the 2013 F1 season, dismissing retirement talk and declaring he’s ready to fight for the title.

“I’m not at the start of the career, I know that. I’m more towards the back end of my career,” said the likeable 36-year-old.

“My goal is to put together a campaign. I have fought for championships and I’ve had some good and very special memories over the past few years.

“Your peak is all relative. You’ve got to piece it all together.

“And you’ve got to be honest with yourself and say ‘look mate, it’s the right time now’—and I don’t think it is the right time now.”

Of course, there’s a guy called Sebastian Vettel on the other side of the garage. Despite a less than flattering record against the German wunderkind Webber is not being deterred.

“If I got spanked 20-nil in qualifying then yeah it’s obvious, the alarm bells are ringing,” Mark added.

“Until that point comes where you feel that you’re not getting the most out of yourself, and you’re sliding, then you need to keep pressing on.”

Mark will keep pressing on with Red Bull next year, it will be his seventh season with the three-time world champion constructor.

[Source: The F1 Times | Pic: Red Bull/Getty Images]