|Could Webber be on his way out of RBR?|
Webber has been linked with the Stuttgart marque's Le Mans return for some time but talk of a move has picked up considerably in recent weeks. He downplayed the speculation prior to the start of the 2013 F1 season but the latest comments have been neither confirmed or denied by the Australian.
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Porsche's head of communication for motorsport, Oliver Hilger, recently fueled speculation by saying "He would have all the qualities to drive with us", he continued to say"He knows the road that leads to us in Stuttgart.".
Derek Bell, a four-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, three times with Porsche, was present at the opening round of the 2013 WEC season at Silverstone and when quizzed about the Webber situation, the Brit responded with "I hear he has gone".
Whether the speculation is true or not is yet to be seen, only time will tell. Regardless, the 2014 WEC season is already an exciting prospect with new regulations and Porsche joining Audi and Toyota in the LMP1 ranks. Jaguar are also expected to return with a new LMP1 car, although the British manufacturer has yet to officially confirm an interest.
UPDATE - Following recent developments, Porsche's Wolfgang Hatz declared that Webber had not been signed for 2014 and insisted that he was 'not part of' the marques impending testing program. Clearly Webber cannot take part in anything with Porsche until his Red Bull contract expires, however, Hatz's comments do not deny that Porsche are interested in Webber's services, even if he isn't yet officially signed.
Raikkonen to Red Bull?
|Is Kimi Raikkonen about to Join Red Bull?|
It was apparently confirmed by various people in the paddock at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix that the 2007 World Champion has already signed for the reigning champions. This would end any hope of Red Bull juniors Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, or in fact Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi graduating to the seat alongside Sebastian Vettel next season.
Raikkonen however is insistent that he has no plans currently in place for 2014. His current deal with the Genii owned Lotus team expires at the end of the current season.
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