Red Bull confirms Webber for 2012 season
27 August, 2011
Aug.27 (GMM) Red Bull has finally ended the intense speculation about the identity of Sebastian Vettel’s teammate for 2012.
On the Australian’s 35th birthday at Spa-Francorchamps, the championship-leading team said Mark Webber is staying put for another season.
“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,” said team boss Christian Horner in a media statement.
Webber has raced alongside world champion Vettel since 2009.
Red Bull statement:
Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Mark Webber’s contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2012.
Mark Webber said: “I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s a nobrainer to remain at Red Bull Racing for another year. 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.”
Christian Horner said: “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.”