Webber draws a line under Turkey with new contract deal at Red Bull

Posted on June 7, 2010


Mark Webber has signed for a further season at Red Bull as the team continues its efforts to draw a line under its disaster in Turkey.
Webber, 33, said the one year extension was mutually beneficial given the stage of the championship leader’s career.

The news ends, for now, speculation linking the Australian with other teams, including Felipe Massa’s seat at Ferrari.

This is undoubtedly good news for Red Bull. They will arrive in Canada this week facing endless questions about the relationship between their two winning drivers. This move from Webber shows he’s clearly not losing any sleep over the crash with his teammate.

The attitude of Sebastian Vettel this weekend will be fascinating. He’s the much younger driver, but he could walk into any team on the pit lane, except possibly McLaren, regardless of his long deal with Red Bull.

The young German must show he has put the Turkey crash behind him – it was, after all, mostly his fault.

It might also be the only way to regain control of a title race he should win easily but which could quickly slip away.

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