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Webber has signed new one-year deal with Red Bull

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Red Bull Racing set on Monday morning that Mark Webber has signed a new deal ahead of the 2011 season. With Sebastian Vettel previously contracted to the Milton Keynes group, the news confirms that the partnership which started last year will move into its third campaign.

A sequence of rumours have spread various Formula 1 paddocks so far this season, between the Webber name to teams such as a Ferrari; the Australian’s connection with the Austrian drinks manufacturer was also questioned following his Turkish GP crash with team-mate Vettel although the Queanbeyan man is pleased with Monday’s news.

“It was an easy decision to remain with Red Bull Racing,” he said. “We began talking very early this year and were in a position to sign by the Barcelona GP

“I continue to feel very comfortable here – I have a fantastic relationship with the whole team and the factory at Milton Keynes feels like home.

“I hope we experience more success together in the future and achieve our ultimate goal of winning the World Championship.”

“The decision to retain Mark was very straightforward,” added Team Principal Christian Horner. “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.”

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