Red Bull director Horner earns contract extension

Formula One’s Red Bull says it has given team director Christian

Horner a multiyear contract extension.

The team confirmed the extension on Thursday. The team won its

third straight constructors’ title in 2012 and Sebastian Vettel

clinched his third consecutive championship.

A former junior series driver, Horner got his start running the

Arden International Racing team. When Red Bull owner Dietrich

Mateschitz decided to set up his own F1 team in 2005, he turned to

Horner to run the operation. The 39-year-old Englishman has been

running the team ever since.

A spokeswoman for Red Bull, Katie Tweedle, confirmed the

multiyear extension without elaborating.