11 Jul 2012

Webber extends Red Bull F1 deal

5:24 am on 11 July 2012

Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber has ended speculation about his future by signing a new one-year contract with Red Bull Racing for 2013.

Webber, who claimed the ninth victory of his career on Monday in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, had been linked with a move to Ferrari.

But the 35-year-old, who trails Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by 13 points in the overall standings, has opted to remain with Red Bull for a seventh season.

With defending double world champion team-mate German Sebastian Vettel already contracted to Red Bull Racing until the end of 2014, the English-based stable are the first team to confirm their 2013 driver line-up.