Red Bull announces Webber for 2012

Red Bull has finally ended the intense speculation about the identity of Sebastian Vettel’s teammate for 2012.

On the Australian’s 35th birthday at Spa-Francorchamps, the championship-leading team said Mark Webber is staying put for another season.

“Mark knows the team well, having been with us since 2007, and his motivation, fitness and commitment is as high as it has ever been,” said team boss Christian Horner in a media statement.

Webber has raced alongside world champion Vettel since 2009.