Formula One veteran David Coulthardand Lithuanian stunt-rider Aras Gibieza on Sunday participated in a Red Bull F1 show at Hyderabad.
Driving a Red Bull F1 car on the Tank Bund Road and twice around the Hussain Sagar lake, Coulthard reached a top speed of 282 kms per hour. Onlookers applauded as they zoomed past. The 25-year-old old Aras, in particular, enthralled the crowd with motorcycle acrobatics.But Formula One in recent times has changed a lot. Especially when you look at the way this season is shaping up. Mercedes — having made the adjustments well during the off-season — are out front, Ferrari and Williams in the battle to be best of the rest with Ferrari ahead of Williams.
However, McLaren’s fall had been stunning. With Marussia not taking part, they qualified on the back row of the grid in Australia. In Malaysia they were ahead of only Marussia. Their last title came way back in 1998. “It is a mystery when you consider the great facilities that McLaren have. The constructor’s championship is actually the most important to the team — financially — because of the bonuses associated with it. The driver’s championship is the most important to the sponsors because that is where all the imagery and the association with the individual is. So McLaren has won one driver’s title since then with Lewis Hamilton,” said Coulthard in an email interview to First post.
“It’s always a special feeling to drive a Formula 1 car for the sheer thrill of the fans and it was incredible to take the car for a spin on such an iconic location. Going by the crowd reaction, they enjoyed the motorbike and the car. I enjoyed the opportunity to bring Formula 1 to the people again,” Coulthard added.”It’s always a special feeling to drive a Formula 1 car for the sheer thrill of the fans and it was incredible to take the car for a spin on such an iconic location. Going by the crowd reaction, they enjoyed the motorbike and the car. I enjoyed the opportunity to bring Formula 1 to the people again,” Coulthard added.”So, I hope you understand that I can only act as to what is normal for me and according to the rules in my country. I am really sorry, I cannot know the rules of every country so apologies to your nation. I have tremendous respect for India and respect for the flag and the people,” Coulthard, the 13-time Grand Prix winner told reporters. A spokesperson also said it was unintentional on his part.