Red Bull re-sign Webber

Red Bull have quashed all rumours regarding the future of Mark Webber, by announcing that the Aussie has been re-signed for another season at the Milton Keynes-based squad.

Although Webber’s stellar form this season – three straight pole positions from Spain to Turkey, and back-to-back victories in Barcelona and Monte Carlo – seemingly made it a no-brainer for the successful partnership to continue into a fifth consecutive campaign, doubts had been raised.

Even prior to the controversial Turkish GP last time out, Webber had been linked with a switch to Ferrari in place of Felipe Massa in 2011 – and the scant support he received from Red Bull chiefs in the immediate wake of his coming-together with team-mate Sebastian Vettel in Istanbul set tongues wagging again, particularly as most people deemed the German to have been the guilty party in the clash.

However, all such talk has now been silenced with the confirmation that Webber is to remain at Red Bull into 2011 alongside the already confirmed Vettel – and the 33-year-old admitted he was delighted.

“It was an easy decision to remain with Red Bull,” said Webber. “We began talking very early this year and were in a position to sign by Barcelona. The decision to extend for a further year was a mutual one; it’s widely known that I’m not interested in hanging around in Formula 1 just for the sake of it, and at this stage of my career, I’m happy to take one year at a time.”

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well done red bull resigning your best driver

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Vettel’s contract wasnt up form renewal and he’s the better driver

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Webber leading championship and has won more races so vettel isnt the better driver.

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Vettel has the potential to be the better driver but at the moment he’s inconsistent and makes too many mistakes.

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1. Fact: It doesn’t matter who may actually drive for RB next year – very recent backroom changes mean that they won’t be competitive next year.
2. The signing means both drivers will probably leave at the end of the 2011 season (guessing here: Webber to leave F1 and Vettel move to Mercedes).
3. Forecast: RB money will be withdrawn at end of 2011 season (seriously, this could have happened 18 months ago).

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wow how doom and gloom, advertising to a billion people each fortnight or so will still seem appealing even if they’re not winning. Red bull wont be leaving any time soon, money obviously isn’t that big of a problem since they can afford TWO teams…

Whether a smaller budget team like Red Bull will be competitive on next years new tyres (albeit same sized, but new compounds) on the other hand is definately questionable.

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Hamilton is still quite correct with his comments about Webber’s impending retirement from F1..

..it’s going to be a wait and see affair from this point on..

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best driver in F1 .. well done red bull .. get him on the show

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I never quite understood why they wanted two teams. But calling the 2nd team Toro Rosso was a great idea at least. If they ever scrap either team, I hope they’ll give the name to the survivor.
On topic: I’ve always had a soft spot for Webber, so happy days.

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RBR and F1 are a perfect combination, the FIA shouldn’t be tempted to change the rules over and over again, which makes the teams leave.

Latest gossip: 4 cylinder 1.6 Turbo engines from 2013 on. Didn’t the FIA learn from there mistakes?
Read the most stupied rulechanges from 2008 to 2009 which make the cars hilarious to look at?? Give us (the fans) the V10s or the V12s i.s.o.vacuumcleaner soundtracks.

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Webber is clearly the better driver. Thank god they kept him!

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Go webber you good thing.Here’s a tip, number 1 in 2010.

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@10 good point about the rule changes, they should be having bigger engines with V12s and turbos, afterall this is the pinnacle of motorsport. I do not want to see crappy little 4 cylinder turbo cars, the formula 1 cars will have a smaller engine than a touring car that cant be right. We need bigger engines and less wieght.(which could come from less aero bodywork)

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Good news from Red Bull in signing Mark Webber. Mark is a class act and has had to work hard throughout his career racing for inferior teams with inferior cars. The one constant throughout is that he has always out-qualified and out-performed his team mates and it seems nothing has changed. (Isn’t that right Seb?)

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@13&14
As much as we would love the roar of a thundering v12 f1 car its not going to happen. I don’t there’s very much to be saved from the body work. The cars (by regulation) are approaching being under 620kgs at dry weight and there isn’t that much ballast to remove to get another 4 cylinders in. v12s are by nature big heavy and thirsty. Plus I can see every car manufacturer going for that because they sell so many v12s these days.

Supercharged/turbo v6s are probably going to make a reappearance along with Kers.

Oh and Congrats for Webber.

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What is all this bs about webber leaving f1? hes got a lot to give and hes still hungry
If Button can hang around like a bad smell for over a decade and win NOTHING!
Or if schuey can com back at 41?
the notion is rubbish,

When the end of the season comes and Webber is WORLD CHAMP I cant see him thinking of retireing-especialy as he will have to sort thru the offers for 2012,

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They are doing a great thing, i think so. Webber is good!!

Ammy

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