Webber to remain with Red Bull

Mark Webber
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MARK Webber has ended speculation about his future by extending his contract with Red Bull for the 2013 season.

Sitting second on the driver's championship after winning at Silverstone on the weekend, the Aussie acknowledged he had discussed the possibility of switching to Ferrari, but in the end it was his familiarity with the Red Bull team that won the day.

"I'm high on confidence at the moment and firing on all cylinders," he said. "I know the team well and I'm very comfortable here. We've grown together over the years and it feels like absolutely the right thing to stay with Red Bull for another season."

Webber has been with the team since 2007, notching up 10 poles, nine wins and 31 podiums in that time.

He also said he was enjoying working closely with teammate Sebastian Vettel who became the youngest F1 champion at 23 in 2010.

"I think no-one would really have envisaged how long we have worked together, so that's probably been a bit of a surprise," Webber said. "There are not many teammates staying together for that long in Formula One ... it's been a potent operation.

"We're still competitive when we hit the track, no question about it... but ultimately we know that we need to get the cars home and get the best results for us and the team."

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