After yet another dismal failure beyond his control it’s no wonder that Mark Webber is leaving Williams. Actually reaching the chequered flag has almost become distant memory for him during this Formula 1 season.
Williams would have loved him to stay but there was really very little chance of that happening and finally they were forced to announce the signing of his replacement last week. From then on it was only a matter of time before his next F1 seat was confirmed.
Both Renault and Red Bull were said to be in the running but little was being said until just a few hours ago. It has now been announced that Mark Webber will be driving for Red Bull next year where he will be partnering David Coulthard.
In many ways the move to Red Bull will be a return to an old team because the Red Bull team was originally the Jaguar team that Webber left in 2004.