• United States Grand Prix

Webber excited by 'awesome' Austin

ESPN Staff
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According to Red Bull's Mark Webber, the new Austin circuit will provide drivers with one of the most challenging layouts on the calendar in 2012.

The US GP returns to Texas this weekend after an absence of four years when it was previously held in Indianapolis. And Webber is excited by the challenge the new Hermann Tilke designed circuit will bring.

"We need to see track temperatures and how the asphalt is for the car in terms of grip - we've got a lot of unanswered questions which we only learn on Friday, but the layout looks awesome," said Webber. "It's probably one of the best layouts of the year in terms of being challenging for the drivers and the cars.

"I've been to Austin a few times, I've got some buddies there. It's a really vibrant city, similar to Melbourne, and I know the locals are going to really embrace it. They obviously have the huge music festivals and they pull those off really well in terms of the organisation and getting everyone around."