Webber dismisses Red Bull exit talk

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Mark Webber has admitted Sunday's team orders saga has no bearing on his future as he is already in "positive" talks with Red Bull regarding a new contract.

Webber ignored repeated instructions to maintain a gap to team-mate Sebastian Vettel over the closing laps of the British Grand Prix, prompting showdown talks with team principal Christian Horner.

However, Webber yesterday said: "The team and I are talking about whether I continue with Red Bull in 2012 and it's positive. What happened on Sunday does not turn my world upside down.

"Christian and I had a chat about the situation after the race," he added. "We both put our cases forward and I think we came away seeing it from both perspectives. It was obviously a difficult situation, but I still feel comfortable about what I did.

"In that situation, you are hit by conflicting emotions. You want to improve your position, irrespective of who it is in front of you."