Webber, Trulli, to stay with same F1 teams

Mark Webber and Jarno Trulli look set to remain with their respective Formula One employers beyond November's 2009 season finale. Earlier this month, we reported that even though detailed negotiations had not yet begun, Australian Webber, who ...

Mark Webber and Jarno Trulli look set to remain with their respective Formula One employers beyond November's 2009 season finale.

Earlier this month, we reported that even though detailed negotiations had not yet begun, Australian Webber, who joined Red Bull in 2007, was likely to stay put for a fourth consecutive season.

Team boss Christian Horner said at the time that in with Webber and Sebastian Vettel "we have the strongest driver pairing in the field".

It is also believed that despite reports the Nurburgring pole sitter and winner may be offered only a one-year extension for 2010, it is actually more likely the renewed deal will cover both next year as well as 2011.

It is also being reported that Jarno Trulli, who turned 35 last Monday, is preparing to sign for a sixth consecutive season with Toyota.

The Italian has 211 Grand Prix appearances under his belt, making him one of the oldest and most experienced drivers on the grid.

Elsewhere, Ross Brawn has said it is too early to talk about whether Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will still be with his Brackley based team in 2010, citing the first priority as sorting out F1's political situation.

2010 rookie hopeful Bruno Senna said in the pages of the online magazine GP Week: "I'm in Miami, having some time off and waiting for the mess in Formula One to resolve itself so that I can manage to have some productive chats with people."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Rubens Barrichello , Mark Webber , Ross Brawn , Sebastian Vettel , Bruno Senna