Webber signs new Red Bull deal

Date published: August 27 2011

Mark Webber will remain with Red Bull Racing next season after signing a new one-year deal with the reigning World Champs…

Mark Webber will remain with Red Bull Racing next season after signing a new one-year deal with the reigning World Champs.

There has been plenty of speculation over Webber’s future with Red Bull, especially as the team signed his team-mate Sebastian Vettel to a long-term contract early in the season.

This, coupled with issues he had with the team last season, raised questions about the Aussie’s future.

However, it has now been resolved with Red Bull announcing on Saturday that Webber will stay on another season.

“I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s no-brainer to remain at Red Bull Racing for another year,” he said.

“My motivation to achieve the best results possible both for myself and the team is still very high.

“Over the past five years, we have worked hard and proved that we can design and build a competitive and Championship-winning car, and I’m looking forward to putting the car and myself on the limit again each and every race weekend in 2012.”

And team boss Christian Horner is confident that next season the Webber/Vettel pairing can once again carry Red Bull to the front of the pack.

“When we sat down and started talking about 2012, it was immediately obvious that Mark and the team wanted to continue our successful relationship. This meant agreeing an extension for 2012 was very straightforward.

“Mark knows the team well, having been with us since 2007, and his motivation, fitness and commitment is as high as it has ever been.

“The pairing of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel is a very strong one, they push each other hard and we are extremely happy the pairing will remain unchanged for a fourth season.”