Formula 1 24 Jul 2007 11:01 am

Webber confirmed at Red Bull for 2008 – maybe that’s not such a bad thing!

Commenting over the weekend on his team’s re-signing of driver David Coulthard, Mark Webber confirmed that his own deal with Red Bull Racing is for two years. In other words, Mark will be at RBR in 2008.

Given the team’s improving form, that may not be a bad thing. RBR seems to be moving clear of the mid-field pack and setting off in pursuit of BMW-Sauber (currently F1’s third-fastest team).

It’s also worth noting that RBR is continuing to invest in technical talent to bolster the team. The lastest hiring, Geoff Willis, brings many years of technical management skills to RBR, having worked most recently at WilliamsF1 and Honda. In fact, Willis’ departure from Honda last year seemed to precipitate a down-turn in the speed of that team.

Most speculation seems to suggest that Willis will complement super-boffin Adrian Newey by building systems and processes that allow the team to better bring to fruition his (Newey’s) ideas and innovations.

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