Red Bull thanks Webber for his contribution to team 27 June, 2013 Mark Webber with Christian Horner Following Mark Webber’s decision to retire from Formula 1 racing at the end of the year, Infiniti Red Bull Racing would like to thank him for the extensive contribution he has made to the team during the seven seasons he has driven for us. During that time, the Australian has achieved nine wins*, 35 podiums (36 in total during his F1 career) and 11 pole positions. Mark’s dedication and success has also been a major factor in the team achieving three FIA Constructors’ World Championships (2010, 2011 and 2012). Christian Horner: “I am sure Mark thought long and hard before making what has no doubt been a very difficult decision. His achievements in F1 are extensive and I am sure he will continue to push hard and build on that record until the end of the season. We support Mark’s decision, he has been an excellent addition to the team since joining us in 2007 and we wish him all the best in the next stages of his career.” The decision on who will replace Webber will not be made until later in the season. (Red Bull) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.