Today was Australian Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than renewing your contract for another year. It was announced this morning that Webber has signed a new contract to drive with the team in 2012.
Webber who has been seen to be almost second to his teammate on various occasions said “I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s no-brainer 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.” The now 35 year old is clearly not willing to give up on his dream of one day being world champion- well if Jenson Button can do it.
Red Bull Team Principal 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.”
Congratulations Red Bull and Mark, the pressure is now very much on the Vodafone Mclaren team, where it is expected the drivers will stay.