Jamie Whincup and Red Bull Racing Australia have confirmed a one-year contract extension for the five-time champion driver.

Whincup has committed to the team until the end of 2015, coinciding with the expiry of team-mate Craig Lowndes’ current deal.

“This contract extension will bring up ten years with Triple Eight Race Engineering,” said Whincup in a statement confirming the agreement.

“I’m really happy to be staying with the family.

“There have been some big changes that have happened over my time here – naming rights sponsors, changing to Car of the Future and now changing engineer.”

Whincup stressed in the statement his commitment to the V8 Supercars Championship.

“The category is in really good shape and is moving forward well, so I’m really excited to confirm that I’ll continue to be a part of it for at least another couple of years,” he said.

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  • Tom Firth

    Wouldn’t a longer extension of being expected for V8’s biggest name driver and does the the future of Australia’s car industry have an impact on the length of his contract realistically ?

  • Hi Tom, Whincup is looking to keep his options opened I think due to new teams coming in to the sport.