Formula 1 - Webber insists spat won't affect future

Mark Webber says he is eager to move on from the Red Bull 'multi 21' team orders controversy, and that it will not cloud decisions about his Formula 1 future.

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Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel: Probably not exchanging Christmas cards from here on

He dismissed any suggestion he was thinking of quitting F1 now, and made it clear he would stick to his traditional timetable of discussing a new Red Bull contract over the summer.

"Definitely I am keen to finish the season," he said. "A lot of people were questioning it, but it was not something on my mind.

"I am keen to race this year, and put together a strong campaign. Year by year, I come to the summer and I will speak to Dietrich [Mateschitz] and we will go from there.

"I have never made decisions in my career at this point of the season and I don't see why I should make any decisions now about the future."

Despite the huge media interest in the row between Webber and Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia three weeks ago, the Australian says that he is not wasting time worrying about the implications of what happened.

"Yeah I am fine," said Webber, sporting a new extreme haircut after a recent holiday in Australia.

"I was always going to Australia after that race, so people put two and three together. The break was good for all of us. It was good to get a bit of relaxation after winter testing and the first few races.

"But I am now looking forward to getting back in the car and getting on with the racing."

Webber also reckoned that it was no surprise his emotions ran high in Malaysia, where he confronted Vettel prior to the podium ceremony.

"I think it is normal for a driver to have a lot of emotions," he said.

"You want to keep the emotions down, as it is part of the job, like when you are leading Monte Carlo, but there are different emotions that go up and down."

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