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United States Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber – Q&A

Mark Webber: It is an incredible racetrack - it looked good on paper and lived up to expectations. It's really stimulating to drive, with lots of fast corners and some big undulations.
Red Bull Racing duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber look ahead to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, where the former will be chasing his eighth win in a row and his first in Texas, after having to settle for second behind Lewis Hamilton in 2012...



Q:
Sebastian, what was the track like driving at the United States Grand Prix last year?

Sebastian Vettel:
Last year we were all sliding quite a lot because the tarmac was still so new, especially on the tight and twisty bit towards the end. It was sometimes almost more rally style than F1, because it was so slippery!

Q:
What was the most challenging part of the circuit to drive and why?

Sebastian Vettel:
The section after the steep hill at the beginning is particularly challenging. Last year it took me quite a while to get my bearings and to position the car correctly.

Q:
Mark, how was the first event at the Circuit of the Americas last year for you?

Mark Webber:
It's a real credit to everyone involved in organising the inaugural event that it passed so smoothly. And Austin is a great city, so I see no reason why F1 can't gain a true foothold in the US at this venue.

Q:
Tell us what it's like to drive the track?

Mark Webber:
It is an incredible racetrack - it looked good on paper and lived up to expectations. It's really stimulating to drive, with lots of fast corners and some big undulations. There were some initial worries about the length of the first sector because it's long and has a lot of consecutive corners. But I think it's okay; it's very challenging because it's fast and you have to be very precise because it's very difficult to regain lost momentum if you make a mistake.



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13.10.2013- Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9
03.11.2013- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9 is celebrating the victory in parc fermeè with Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 2nd
03.11.2013- After Race Press Conference,  Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9
Press conference: Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9 (race winner) and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 (3rd position)
05.10.2013- Qualifying Celebration pole position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9 and Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9
05.10.2013- Qualifying Celebration Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9

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