Webber set to sign for Super Nova

Mark Webber looks set to sign up to F3000 title contenders Super Nova for the 2001 championship

Webber set to sign for Super Nova

The Australian, who finished third in the 2000 season for European Arrows, received high praise from Super Nova boss David Sears, as the team look to replace this year's championship runner-up Nicolas Minassian.

"There is no substitute for testing new drivers, but we don't need to test someone like Webber to find out about him," Sears told Autosport magazine. "He is obviously pretty close to the top of our shopping list."

But Webber has yet to make up his mind about where he will drive next year. "I haven't made any decision on 2001 yet, but if any driver wants to win the F3000 title, Super Nova's record speaks for itself."

If, as expected, Webber is named as Benetton's official F1 test driver for 2001, the likelihood of him signing for Super Nova will increase, given that Super Nova is affiliated to the Benetton team.

"It would be logical if he did drive for us," says Sears, "because of the Benetton connection."

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