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World first stunt: Red Bull Racing v Red Bull plane | Paddock Magazine
June 15, 2021
The world-first stunt was carried out by Crimson Bull Racing, who has undertaken some fairly superior Method 1 street journeys of their time. However the newest journey may simply prime all of them – by taking the double title-winning Crimson Bull Racing RB7 for a wild experience by means of the Czech Republic and Slovakia that culminates in a ‘world first’ stunt between the F1 automotive and an inverted Crimson Bull Race aircraft.
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This was no unusual battle of the pilots, nonetheless. Whereas the RB7 hit prime pace on the brief runway in standard type, 2018 Crimson Bull Air Race World Champion, Martin Šonka, took another route, flipping his Additional 300 SR race aircraft onto is again for a heart-stopping full-throttle flight, inverted, simply metres above our F1 automotive and with the drivers virtually eyeball to eyeball all through.
“The wonderful thing about this movie is that it’s all actual,” says David Coulthard. “When the plane is just some metres above the RB7 and the wrong way up, that’s actual, that’s the ability of Martin. It’s knowledgeable proper on the prime of his recreation.”
However as Martin explains, the race was much more complicated than both the F1 or the Air Race champion may have imagined. “Now we have each have very restricted imaginative and prescient out of our cockpits and for me to fly at such a low stage and inverted, I kind of must look to the entrance to have the ability to management the peak of the aircraft. The motive force additionally has to look to the entrance however due to the pinnacle and neck restraint, F1 drivers use he can’t lookup. So we solved the issue by inserting a small mirror in entrance of him so he may see me and look to the entrance. It was unbelievable to fly in such a formation, plus I’m an enormous fan of Method 1 so simply seeing the automotive so shut from the cockpit of my airplane was one thing actually particular.”
Fort to Fort is the newest in an ever-growing collection of unbelievable street journeys for Crimson Bull Racing Honda, and after not too long ago crisscrossing the US, wheel-spinning by means of the streets of Amsterdam and thundering throughout the 15 July Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, the Staff’s newest journey noticed the Crimson Bull Racing RB7 embark on a high-speed tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Beginning on the world-famous Prague Fort and taking in a flat-out blast throughout the Charles Bridge, the tour sees 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard energy by means of the scenic vineyards of the Moravia area and onto Slovakia’s lovely capital Bratislava earlier than heading to Proprad Airfield for the last word pace showdown – a flat-out race towards Martin Šonka.
Former Crimson Bull Racing driver David Coulthard was additionally blown away by the breathtaking surroundings of the 2 nations admitting: “I actually take pleasure in the truth that I’ve the chance to showcase the Method One automotive throughout completely different nations and right here within the Czech Republic and Slovakia we’re on cobbled streets and dusty tracks and a few lovely surroundings within the mountains. It’s been unbelievable and Fort to Fort has been like a journey of discovery for me in addition to a showcasing what a Method One automotive can do off-track.”