Red Bull & Coulthard in Austin

By , August 30, 2011 11:03 pm

Having followed David Coulthard’s racing career since he and Rubens Barrichello went head-to-head in Formula 3000 in the early 1990s, it was gratifying to see that he was in a Red Bull car again last week, and in Austin! Red Bull shot a promotional video in the city centre, which comprised of a Red Bull run down Congress Avenue, culminating in Coulthard’s impressive donut spin!

David Couthard's Donut Spin on Congress Avenue in Austin

David Couthard's Donut Spin on Congress Avenue in Austin


The whole event seemed very relaxed, and Couthard was in good form as he met with Austinites who had turned out in pretty large numbers given that there had been very little publicity ahead of the video shoot.

Couthard Meeting Austin F1 Fans During his Recent Visit to Shoot a Red Bull Video

The action then moved on to the Circuit of the Americas Track construction site in Elroy. just outside of Austin. Here, Coulthard became the first drive to actually take an F1 car onto the circuit – even though it is still unpaved!

Couthard Driving a Red Bull on What is Soon to become the CoTA Track in Austin


Red Bull on Track at Circuit of Americas - in 102 Degree Heat

I was also pleased to see that the CoTA team seems to have begun to step-up the publicity, and I particularly liked the latest video featuring Bruce Knox which shows interesting content including quotes from Jenson Button and other F1 drivers. If you would like to take a look for yourself please click here: LATEST AUSTIN F1 VIDEO


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