Red Bull Racing have announced that Mark Webber’s contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2012. Webber has been at Red Bull since 2007.
“I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s a no-brainer to remain at Red Bull Racing for another year,” said Webber, who celebrates his 35th birthday this weekend. “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.”
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner added: “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.”
Webber has won six Grands Prix during his time with Red Bull and currently lies second to team mate Sebastian Vettel – who is already confirmed for 2012 – in the driver standings.