Webber burns rubber on Bangkok streets
20 December, 2010
Dec.20 (Red Bull) Mark Webber drove the Red Bull Formula 1 showcar through the streets of Bangkok, in front of the largest crowds ever assembled for such a run by the team.
Having visited the Thailand King on Friday, the Australian raced the showcar down Rajdamnoen Avenue on Saturday in front of more than 150,000 people as part of the celebrations for His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday.
After the runs, Webber took a more leisurely drive along the route waving the Thai flag, acknowledging the Red Bull links with the country.
Also on offer for the spectators were a jazz session to honour the monarch and a parade lead by Webber and Thailand’s top actresses”Aum” Patcharapa Chaichua and “Ploy” Chermarn Boonyasak, followed by a show by Red Bull Drift Team Thailand, led by ‘Kiki’ Sak Nana.
The Red Bull showcar was displayed at Bangkok’s Central Chidlom’s Morakot after the day’s action.