London: Formula One driver Mark Webber has contradicted reports he is waiting on Red Bull to decide whether he will be retained beyond his expiring 2013 contract.
Amid the tension with his teammate Sebastian Vettel this year, and reports Red Bull is weighing up Kimi Raikkonen or a Toro Rosso driver to succeed Webber, the 37-year-old Australian insisted he is in fact in control of his future.
"The ball is pretty firmly in my court, which is nice," Webber told Australia's Sky Sports Radio. He said the key to staying in control will be to keep performing at a highest level.
"I have to of course continue to keep driving well, otherwise that ball will go out of your court and other people will roll into that seat because they'll probably be more attractive to a team like Red Bull," Webber said.