Webber to decide 2014 future by mid-year

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

Given the recent rumour that Mark Webber has already signed a five-year deal to race sportscars with Porsche from next year he was always going to be asked questions about it when he fronted the media in Bahrain last weekend.

Porsche has already denied the rumour to be fact, and indeed some reports suggest the rumour was leaked by Mark’s biggest detractor at Red Bull, Helmut Marko.

So what does Mark have to say about his future?

“I’ve never made a plan for future seasons in April before, so I’m probably not going to start now. I’m looking forward to Barcelona, Monaco, the races coming ahead, and then we’ll make some plans,” he told Red Bull owned Servus TV.

“I think towards the [European] summer, we’ll make a plan, like I always do.”

While he may have been disappointed to finish as low as seventh in his 200th race he says he still has what’s required to compete in F1.

“I’m still feeling very hungry and still have some very good results inside me, so that’s the most important thing.”

The 2014 Porsche rumour has been circulating for almost 12 months now and as a result had almost been accepted as fact by some, including AUSmotive it has to be said. But we’re starting to waver on that now and wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Mark continue his Formula 1 career next year. But who with? Unless Sebastian Vettel causes a sensation and leaves Red Bull, we can’t see Mark staying there.

[Source: Fox Sports | Pic: Red Bull/Getty Images]