Webber signs for Porsche for 2014

Mark Webber, Canadian GP 2013

Mark Webber, Canadian GP 2013 

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Mark Webber is retiring from formula one at the end of the year in order to drive for Porsche's new Le Mans prototype programme in 2014 and beyond.

The popular and outspoken 36-year-old Australian has driven for Red Bull since 2007, and has more than 200 grands prix under his belt, including nine wins.

"I'm very much looking forward to this new challenge," Webber said in a statement.

2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen is the favourite to replace Webber at Red Bull.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner said, "I am sure Mark thought long and hard before making what has no doubt been a very difficult decision. 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."

(GMM)

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