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Webber turned down 2013 Ferrari approach
Friday 16th November 2012, 14:24 by Ryan Wood
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Mark Webber has confirmed that Ferrari approached him about replacing Felipe Massa for 2013, but turned the Italians down to remain with Red Bull.
The Australian has been linked with the Ferrari team for a handful of seasons now as the team look for a consistent second driver to partner Fernando Alonso.
Webber believes he made the right choice by staying with Red Bull, despite knowing that the team's advisor, Helmut Marko, favours Sebastian Vettel.
"Ferrari approached us first," Webber revealed to CNN. "Things happen for a reason and it feels I'm staying here for the right reason.
"We made the decision just before Silverstone when both teams seemed pretty interested [in my services]. I'm happy with the decision," he added.
"Everyone can see where Helmut’s allegiance lies. He's very, very powerful and that's something that will always be the case. But there are two cars and I have the opportunity to drive one of them."