Mark Webber took to the skies as he teamed up with ace flier Jon DeVore. The duo partnered each other in an event sponsored by Red Bull F1 team and their sponsor Infiniti. Jon showed Webber the ropes of wind tunnel effect in skydiving while Mark instructed Jon on how to test the Infiniti G37S on the race track.
Both competed against each other and against gravity with F1 driver Webber racing against DeVore as the later jumped out of a helicopter while Webber completed a lap at high speed, as both raced towards the checkered flag.
This is the second of Infiniti Inspired Performers series with Webber and Jon competing against each other while their earlier competition featured current World Champion, Sebastian Vettel as he showed his skills in Kung Fu. His movie “Drive of the Dragon” is just released wherein Vettel stars with Celina Jade in this martial art spectacle.
Infiniti has been a partner of Red Bull racing Team ever since last year with Sebastian Vettel as their Global Brand Ambassador. Through these Inspired Performance series, this Japanese luxury auto brand projects their allegiance with a model lineup of sedans, coupes and SUV each offered with high level of performance, enhanced designs and avant-garde technology.
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Formula One Star Mark Webber Completes a Race Against Gravity Ahead Of Canadian Grand Prix
MONTREAL – Formula One driver and Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber continued performing at the very highest level today – starring in a dramatic race against gravity with Red Bull Air Force Manager Jon DeVore.
The Red Bull Racing star, fresh from his brilliant win in Monte Carlo two weeks ago, put his freefalling skills to the test by taking skydiving lessons at a Montreal wind tunnel from DeVore. From there, they swapped roles at a nearby race circuit where the Australian racer taught the Red Bull Air Race star the art of performance driving aboard an Infiniti G37S.
The climax of the day came when the two inspired performers completed an incredible race against gravity. It saw DeVore leap from a helicopter while Webber completed a lap at high speed to see who could complete the same distance the fastest.
It is the second of Infiniti’s ‘Inspired Performers’ series which sees the Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel swapping skills with other like-minded performers who are leaders in their respective fields. Webber’s skydive with DeVore follows the release of Sebastian Vettel’s Kung Fu movie ‘Drive of the Dragon’ starring martial arts Hollywood actress Celina Jade.
Commenting on the event, Mark Webber said: “I’ve tried a lot of adventure sports but the skill it takes to do a skydive takes it to a whole new level. Jon was a great tutor and he turned out to be a pretty handy driver too.”
High-resolution images of the stunt are available now ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
Go to: www.infiniti-performanceteam.com/photo
In addition, interviews with Jon DeVore are available on the Infiniti Inspired Blog, available here:
Since the 2011 season Infiniti has been a major partner of the Red Bull Racing team and in 2012 the relationship has been deepened with Infiniti featuring even more prominently on the Red Bull Racing RB8 and the overalls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Last year Sebastian Vettel was appointed Infiniti’s first ever Global Brand Ambassador.
Infiniti, the luxury automotive brand from Japan, reflects its brand promise “Inspired Performance” with a model line-up of sedans, coupés, SUVs and crossovers featuring exhilarating performance, emotive design and cutting edge technology. Infiniti continues to launch across the globe through a dedicated network of Infiniti Centres that share a commitment to exceptional hospitality throughout the entire period of ownership.
For more information, see www.infiniti.com
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