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Red Bull future down to me, says Webber

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Mark Webber believes the ball is in his court over his future at Red Bull as speculation the Red Bull bosses are lining up a replacement continues.

While the rumours build that Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne are being lined up to replace him at the end of the season, Webber is sure that he is in control of his own future next year.

"The ball is pretty firmly in my court, which is nice," Webber told Australia's Sky Sports Radio.

Webber also believes the best way for him to retain his seat is keep putting in performances that are expected of him.

"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," said Webber.

Despite an apparently difficult relationship with team-mate Sebastian Vettel, and the well-known rift with motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko, Webber says his relationship with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz remains "very good".

"I'll continue to be in touch with him on where my thinking is at, where my energy levels are, and where my motivation is for still operating at this level," said Webber.

Meanwhile in Montreal, Marko revealed that talks within the team and with Webber will start during the summer break in August, but he doesn't feel there needs to be a rush to make a decision.

"I still need to have a bit more time, and we can leave it reasonably late I think." Webber said.

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