Webber signs with Red Bull for 2011

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Webber remains at Red Bull for 2011
Webber remains at Red Bull for 2011

Mark Webber will drive for Red Bull having extended his contract with the team for 2011.

He will continue to partner Sebastian Vettel, who already has a contract with the team for 2011, despite the pair differing over their collision in the Turkish Grand Prix last week.

Webber said:

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.
Mark Webber

Team principal Christian Horner said it was a “very straightforward” decision to keep Webber:

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.
Christian Horner

Webber has driven for Red Bull since 2007 and won four Grands Prix for the team.

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