Ricciardo introduces Formula 1 to the streets of Sri Lanka
18 December, 2013
Red Bull Racing’s newest star Daniel Ricciardo brought F1 to Sri Lanka at the Red Bull Show Run where the 100,000 strong crowd that lined the streets of downtown Colombo was left in a whirl as the RB7 thundered past.
Daniel took the car out four times for a spin around the streets of Colombo, eliciting loud and excited cheers each time he tore around the course and leaving a trail of deafening sound, burning rubber and leaving smoke in his wake.
He said: “The track was really good, in sections it was bumpy but the corners were great. What made it even more special was being the first team to have driven a Formula 1 car on the streets of Sri Lanka and to get such a great reaction from the crowd.”
The build-up to his run at the Colombo Night Races began a day before the main event, when the RB7 was snapped atop the culturally revered Galle Fort.
Daniel showed what the car could do and got the gathered crowds cheering as he also drove the car on a section of road outside the Fort.
He said: “The trip to Galle was great. I also got to spend some time on the beach so I was very happy with that.” (Red Bull)
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