Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber has once again shrugged off suggestions that the 2012 season will be his last. The 35-year-old Red Bull Racing star, who placed third in the 2011 championship, said that he’ll retire when he loses his competitive streak and will not worry about his age.
"No. That's not the right attitude. The attitude is to focus 100 per cent on the next race. The results are the important thing, not the age. I've had team-mates who don't get the results and they are finished when they are 21. It's a results based industry. If you don't get the results, you don't operate with the top teams."
Webber today said that he’s looking forward to some much needed rest over the Festive Season and the having a red-hot crack at the 2012 F1 season.
"I haven't started recharging the batteries yet and I'm completely ready to do that. 2011 is over, in my view, so it will be nice to start to recharge soon, to spend some time with the family and relax. But I know that I won't do that for long. I get quite impatient to go back racing.
Three or four weeks is the limit before I start to get itchy feet so I'm really looking forward to how next year's car is going to roll out. There would be something wrong if you weren't looking forward to that and seeing how we were going to come up against Ferrari and McLaren.
I'm very hungry to start the season well next season, it's absolutely possible, and to get the momentum going."
The 2012 Formula 1 season starts on 18 March at Albert Park – The home of the Australian Grand Prix.
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