A Hot Lap around COTA with Mark Webber

Webber breaks down a lap at Austin's Circuit of the Americas, the site of the U.S. Grand Prix.
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By Novella Genelza

The 2013 US Grand Prix is just a few days away, and it is Mark Webber’s time to shine. For the better part of the season, Red Bull driver Webber has been hot on the heels of his teammate, the now four-time F1 World Champion Sebastien Vettel. Talk about stiff competition.

This is Mark’s seventh consecutive season with Red Bull Racing, and it will be his final. At the end of the 2013 season he will be retiring from F1 to drive Porsche’s LMP1 car in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Despite not having won an F1 championship, Mark Webber has been a strong contender throughout his 12-season F1 career, with nine wins, 11 pole positions, 34 podiums and 14 fastest laps.

Mark has garnered a lot of expertise over the years and was gracious enough to share a little bit of it with us. In the video above, Webber walks us through a lap around the Circuit of the Americas, where this weekend’s US Grand Prix will be held. Located near Austin, Texas, COTA is a challenging 3.427-mile circuit. Mark goes through the track turn-by-turn, giving us technical tips about braking points, apexes, and more.

To watch Mark Webber race around COTA at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, live, tune into NBC. The race starts this Sunday at 1 p.m. Central.

Follow Red Bull Austin and Red Bull Racing on Twitter for the latest updates on the U.S. Grand Prix.

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