Mark Webber has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for another year. The Australian will again partner with Sebastian Vettel, who already had a contract in place taking him through the 2012 season. Webber's decision to remain with Red Bull comes amidst much speculation as to who was at fault for last weekends incident at the Turkish Grand Prix. Whatever the case, it appears that Red Bull, along with Mercedes GP, McLaren and Lotus will retain their driver lineups through 2011... [read more]

Mark Webber had this to say about his decision to stay with Red Bull:

"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."

Team principal Christian Horner had this to say:

"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."

Mark Webber has driven for Red Bull since 2007 and won four Grand Prix during that time.

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Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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