Red Bull 'happy' with Webber but no 2012 talks yet

By on Friday, March 18, 2011

Mar.18 (GMM) Christian Horner insists Red Bull is "happy" with Mark Webber, even though the team boss is holding off on re-signing the Australian for 2012.

It emerged this week that the team not only secured the services of Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey through 2014, but also about 50 other top personnel.

But when asked if Webber, 34, will also be getting a new contract soon, Horner told the Sun: "Mark is at a different stage of his career to Sebastian. At 34 he is not just starting out -- he has done 160 grands prix."

The Briton said the team is "very happy" with Webber, but he will have to wait until later to discuss 2012.

"When the time comes with Mark, if he still has the motivation, desire and is competitive, it's logical to talk about extending his contract.

"But it's too early for either him or us to be having that conversation at the moment. That will take its natural course later in the year," added Horner.


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