Webber extends Red Bull Racing contract 

Written by David on June 07th, 2010 at 12:15 pmLast Update: June 07th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Mark WebberRed Bull Racing announced today that Mark Webber has extended his contract for another year. The Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2011. As Sebastian Vettel is already contracted to the team for next year, this announcement confirms Red Bull Racing’s 2011 driver line-up.

“It was an easy decision to remain with Red Bull Racing. We began talking very early this year and were in a position to sign by the Barcelona Grand Prix. The decision to extend for a further year was a mutual one; it’s widely know that I’m not interested in hanging around in Formula One just for the sake of it and at this stage of my career, I’m happy to take one year at a time,” said Webber during the announcement.

“I continue to feel very comfortable here – I have a fantastic relationship with the whole team and the factory at Milton Keynes feels like home. It’s been incredible to be part of the team as it’s moved forward from a mid-field competitor to one that is challenging for the Championship. I hope we experience more success together in the future and achieve our ultimate goal of winning the World Championship,” he added.

“The decision to retain Mark was very straightforward. He is an important member of our team and is currently in the best form of his career, as the current leader of the Drivers’ Championship,” said Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner. “The team is extremely happy that the driver pairing of Mark and Sebastian will remain unchanged for a third season in 2011.”

source: Red Bull Racing

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