Red Bull drivers preview the United States Grand Prix in Austin

Sebastian Vettel with Mark Webber

Sebastian Vettel with Mark Webber

Red Bull drivers look ahead to the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship.

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 Formula 1, because it was so slippery! The most challenging part is the section after the steep hill at the beginning. Last year it took me quite a while to get my bearings and to position the car correctly.

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. 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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