Webber Pledges Future To Red Bull

Ian RichardsonCorrespondent IJanuary 25, 2009

Mark Webber has revealed that he intends to remain with Red Bull Racing in the long-term.

Speaking to Autosport, the 32 year-old said: "I am happy with Red Bull and I hope Red Bull will be happy with me.

"If I keep my consistency and get everything out of the car, I will have no worries for the future...In fact, I do not see me working with any other team."

Webber, who joined Formula One in 2002 with Minardi, is recovering from a broken leg sustained in a cycling accident last year. He will start the season alongside Sebastian Vettel, following David Coulthard's retirement. Webber's Red Bull contract will expire at the end of 2009.

In a reasonably successful 2008 campaign, he out-shone his more experienced team-mate to finish 11th with 21 points.

The team will unveil their entry for the forthcoming season on 9 February, and Webber plans to begin pre-season testing just two days later. On the subject of his recovery, he said: "At the moment, I can put pressure on my broken right leg at 25 percent. For Melbourne late March I will have 80 percent, but that's enough for racing.

"I see no reason why Red Bull should not do well in 2009. The car looks extremely good. We have all the key people for success. I am sure we will run with the top this year."