Mark Webber has reaffirmed that his decision to ignore the lure of driving for Ferrari and sticking with Red Bull was the “right thing to do”. The 35-year-old Australian had this week signed a one-year extension to his Formula One contract with Red Bull and says he has no regrets.
"Although I did have talks with Ferrari, staying with Red Bull was the right thing to do," Webber wrote in his column for BBC Sport. "I pretty much told Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz and team principal Christian Horner two or three years ago I would finish my career with Red Bull.
"I'm sure everyone understands the lure of racing for Ferrari, but in the end there were just too many pros to staying at Red Bull Racing - it was as simple as that."
The 35-year-old Australian had this week signed a one-year extension to his Formula One contract with Red Bull and says he has no regrets.
Webber, who won his ninth F1 race on Sunday at the British Grand Prix, also wrote that it would be wrong to change allegiances midway through the season, and in particular given Red Bull’s form over the past few years.
"The fact I am trying to win the championship was also a consideration. It would have been that bit harder to keep the momentum going if I was moving to a rival team. That was a factor, but certainly not the biggest one.
"I've been there since 2007, just two years after the team was formed, and we have built a fantastic team. We've won the last two drivers' and constructors' championships and we're right in the fight again this year. It's very hard to turn your back on that sort of performance." Webber said.