Webber still set to have contract renewed

Mark Webber is still set to have his contract renewed by Red Bull Racing. After he collided with teammate Sebastian Vettel whilst the pair ran first and second in Turkey, team chiefs pointed the finger of blame at the Australian. Championship...

Mark Webber is still set to have his contract renewed by Red Bull Racing.

After he collided with teammate Sebastian Vettel whilst the pair ran first and second in Turkey, team chiefs pointed the finger of blame at the Australian.

Championship leader Webber, 33, had been in the throes of a contract renewal, in the wake of his dominant wins from pole in Spain and Monaco.

Dr Helmut Marko had been the most strident in his criticism in the wake of the Istanbul crash, but he said on Tuesday that Webber is still set to stay alongside Vettel in 2011.

"I would say it is more or less a formality that the ongoing cooperation with Webber will be finalised in the next few days," he said on Austrian television 'Sport und Talk aus dem Hangar 7'.

But Red Bull advisor Marko clarified that it is only going to be a one-year deal.

"Webber is not a youngster," he insisted.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing