It has been confirmed today that Mark Webber will continue with the Red Bull Racing team in 2010, making it the first team with a full driver line-up for next year after Sebastian Vettel confirmed his drive last week.
The 32-year-old Australian said;
“I’m extremely happy Red Bull and I have been able to agree to race together again next year. Even in the leaner and tougher years at the start of my relationship with the team, I’ve always enjoyed working with them.
So now to go through this purple patch, which we hope will continue for a good while to come, makes the work even more enjoyable. We’ve a very exciting finish to this year’s championship, but I’m also looking forward to helping to develop and race the car in the 2010 world championship. I’m sure we can have a good 18 months together and then we’ll see what happens at the end of next year.”
Out of nine races, Webber has been on the podium five times this season, taking his first victory at the last Grand Prix in Germany, and is currently standing third in the championship while the team are second in the constructor’s championship.
Christian Horner, the team boss, said of Webber;
“He has continued to show huge commitment and determination this season, especially following his bike accident at the end of last year. His recent results show he is on the form of his life – most notably with his recent win at the German GP – and he has the motivation to deliver at the highest level. It was therefore a straightforward decision to extend the relationship.
We believe the driver line-up of Mark and Sebastian is one of the strongest in the sport.”