Exactly. Not at all sarcastic. Teams don't like give one year contracts as that gives the driver too much flexibility, assuming the driver has value.
And seeing how much Webber knew about the inner workings of Red Bull, yes, they did him a favour letting him sign on for one year and decide year to year what to do.
Also, lol at Alonso desperately trying to bring over some RBR secrets.
It is sarcastic. As I said before there's more in that interview. I can't find the original (i'd be nice if someone could find it) so I will translate from Spanish media: http://www.elconfide...-ferrari_81343/
Webber also talked about how his retirement announcement was a total surprise for Red Bull hierarchy and he admitted that through all his years in the team "Dietrich Mateschitz has been my best ally in Red Bull, without a doubt, and I wanted to tell him face to face my plans with Porsche. He totally understood and even if I have left Red Bull as a driver I'm still a Red Bull athlete".
Webber himself was surprised Mateschitz hadn't told the team his decision, "It was a great masterclass on PR, max exposure for Porsche, for me and for my relationship with Dietrich". It was something the Australian must have enjoyed because "above all, I guess the way I did it, I must have pissed Helmut (Marko) off "