Webber confirmed at Red Bull for 2011 07 Jun 2010
Red Bull Racing announced on Monday that Mark Webbers contract has been extended, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team next season. Webber, who leads the 2010 driver standings, has been with the Austrian-owned squad since 2007.
With Sebastian Vettel already contracted to Red Bull for next year, it means the teams driver line-up will remain unchanged for the third season in a row.
It was an easy decision to remain with Red Bull Racing, said Webber, 33. 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; its widely known that Im not interested in hanging around in Formula One just for the sake of it and at this stage of my career, Im happy to take one year at a time.
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. Its been incredible to be part of the team as its 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.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner 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. The team is extremely happy that the driver pairing of Mark and Sebastian will remain unchanged for a third season in 2011.