Mark Webber has renewed his contract with Red Bull, Ending speculation that the Aussie would join Ferrari to partner friend, Fernando Alonso. And interestingly enough, The contract was signed almost two months earlier than last year. This news also means that Lewis Hamilton will probably stay at McLaren after rumours leaked that the 2008 World Champion was looking to make a move to the Milton Keynes team.
In a statement released on the Tuesday after the British Grand Prix, taking the Paddock by surprise, Webber admitted that he had held talks with Ferrari but decided to stay with Red Bull with whom he has raced with since 2007.
“My main focus is on this year’s championship, which is very important,” Webber said. “In addition it’s an amazing bunch of guys and girls at Red Bull Racing and I really, really like working with them. That has a huge effect on me and how I perform in the car and it helped me in my decision.”
He added, with typical outspokenness: “There were discussions with Ferrari, but my decision was to stay here.”
Mark Webber currently stands in 2nd place in the Drivers Championship, Behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.