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Red Bull set to secure Webber's future

ESPNF1 Staff
May 17, 2010 « McLaren error caused Button retirement | »
Mark Webber celebrates his win in the Red Bull swimming pool © Getty Images

Mark Webber's victory at Monaco, capping his performances earlier in the season, appears to have secured his future at Red Bull.

Speaking to Autosport, team principal Christian Horner made it clear Webber features in his plans. "We are very happy with the way that Mark is performing," he said. "He's an important member of our team and he has got to a stage where, at 33, we said let's take one year at a time rather than signing some long-winded agreement. I am very happy with the balance and dynamics in team, and there is nothing that we would change for.

"It's all down to relationships and how he feels at the end of the day. He is driving fantastically well, he is a very valued member of the team, so when the time comes to sit down and talk about contracts I am sure it will be a very short conversation."

Asked when he expected a deal to be agreed, Horner hinted it would be soon. "Over the last couple of years it's been around the end of May and beginning of June that we begin to talk about things. But with Mark, like all things, it is pretty straightforward."