Mark Webber did his CV and his future employment prospects a power of good last Sunday when he claimed his second masterful Monaco victory in three years.
The 35-year-old Australian, emerging from the long shadow cast by his Red Bull teammate and defending double world champion Sebastian Vettel, swiftly became one of the names tipped for a switch to Ferrari for 2013.
Webber did not deny he would be interested in joining his friend Fernando Alonso at the Italian team, but he also did little to indicate he was doing anything other than listening to the rumours with a smile on his face.
"This always happens around this time of year," said Webber.
"Drivers are linked with moves for the following year, but only rarely does anyone do anything now, or make any major decisions. I am just racing to win the title for now."
The idea of Webber enjoying a glamorous and well-paid Indian summer to his career in F1 was given solid support, however, from one of Australian motor racing's biggest names, when former world champion Alan Jones urged him to take the chance - if he receives an offer.
Jones, the last Australian to win the drivers' title, said that Webber had already achieved one of the two great ambitions of any F1 driver by winning Monaco and should now consider adding Ferrari's name to his list of teams.
Jones said: "Mark has already done one of the two things that most Formula 1 drivers would like to do, and that's win Monaco. The other one is to drive for Ferrari.
"I'm sure he'd have a look at it. If he goes to Ferrari, it could be a breath of fresh air -- it's very prestigious and something really good to have on your CV.
"He gets on extremely well with Alonso, so maybe that could be a good way for him to go."
Webber's contract with Red Bull runs out at the end of this season, and his strong form in the opening part of this campaign has ignited speculation that he is on Ferrari's radar as a potential replacement for struggling Brazilian Felipe Massa.Webber revelled in his Monaco win - celebrating with a backwards dive into the Red Bull swimming pool in the harbour in his full racing suit.
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