Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the team support Mark Webber’s decision to retire from F1 at the end of the year.
Porsche confirmed this morning Webber will drive for them in the World Endurance Championship next year.
“I am sure Mark thought long and hard before making what has no doubt been a very difficult decision,” said Horner.
“His achievements in Formula One 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.”
A statement from the team added “The decision on who will replace Webber will not be made until later in the season.”
Webber is Red Bull’s longest-serving driver having started 116 races for them.
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