Over a span of three days in blazing hot temperatures, the Red Bull Racing show car, piloted by former F1 driver David Coulthard, was chased by cowboys on a Texas wild game ranch owned by billionaire Red McCombs, did donuts in front of the Texas state capitol building in Austin and became the first race car to drive on the Circuit of the Americas, the venue at which Formula 1 racing will return to the United States.
Working with the city of Austin and Circuit of the Americas, Red Bull Racing helped to introduce Formula 1 to the future home of the 2012 USGP in a variety of ways, all of which were filmed for a future video release to kick-start the countdown to the USGP.
Although the show car drives were private, news quickly spread throughout the city and beyond that Red Bull Racing was coming to town. In fact, early Saturday morning, a crowd quickly gathered on Congress Avenue to watch Coulthard and the car do multiple runs in front of the capitol building.
In addition, a VIP event was held Saturday night with Coulthard and the show car on display, which attracted an overflow crowd of existing and newly-minted F1 race fans.
Red Bull Racing captured both the Constructors’ Title and the Drivers’ Title in the 2010 Formula 1 series, with Sebastian Vettel finishing the season in the top spot. Vettel currently holds the lead in the 2011 season as well.
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