Mark Webber extends Red Bull contract for another year
By Berthold Bouman
Mark Webber has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for another year. There have been speculations the Australian would replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari in 2013, but after his win at Silverstone last weekend he decided to say for another year.
“I’ve been with Red Bull Racing since 2007 and have achieved nine grand prix wins during that time. I’m high on confidence at the moment and firing on all cylinders. I know the Team well and I’m very comfortable here; we have grown together over the years and it feels like absolutely the right thing to stay with Red Bull for another season,” said Webber in a statement that was issued this morning.
He is convinced Red Bull is a top team and the place to be, and wants to continue to fight for the World Championship next year as well, “The Team is constantly working hard to improve in all areas and we’ve shown that together we can win races. It’s great to be able to make this announcement off the back of the win in Silverstone at the weekend and I’m looking forward to competing on the edge and pushing myself in every race again next season.”
Team Principal Christian Horner is happy Webber signed for another year, “Mark has driven very well in the first nine races of this season and his performance has been impressive. Much of his Formula One success has been during his time with Red Bull Racing and together we have achieved 10 poles, nine wins and 31 podiums. As there was a strong desire from both sides to continue the partnership, it was a logical decision to extend our relationship and it is with great pleasure that we confirm Mark will drive for us in 2013.”