Porsche not denying Webber rumour


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15 April 2013 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Porsche haven't denied reports that Mark Webber could be a part of their World Endurance Championship (WEC) line-up in 2014.

The rumour, reported by Radio Le Mans among others, suggested the Red Bull driver has agreed a five-year deal to race for the Porsche factory team in the WEC from 2014.

Whilst the reports haven't been confirmed, they are also yet to be denied.

Wolfgang Hatz, a senior member of Porsche AG Board in charge of research and development, told AutoAction that Webber wasn't in their testing plans, but they would be open to including F1 drivers in their 2014 line-up which is yet to be decided.

"There is a test plan, and for sure Mark Webber is not part of them," he said on Sunday.

He added: "We can have perhaps some F1 drivers in the future.

"We will use some of our own drivers [for 2014] and add some external drivers - we have two cars and need six drivers next year.

"We still have plenty of time to decide our driver line up."

The Australian has previously admitted that he would like to race for Porsche in the WEC when he finally retires from F1. Could that be at the end of the current season?

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