The guys that run Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 team are almost certainly the coolest people in the entire Formula 1 business. We are basing that judgment on the fact that they just love fun and games, almost more than winning races. So a few months after taking Vienna by storm, the Red Bull crew hit Mexico City for a live demo in the center of the town.
Mexico City is built atop the ruins of an ancient Aztec city where they used to practice human sacrifice. The ghost of those people long dead all these years were awakened yesterday as Red Bull F1’s Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz fired up their RB7 demo cars at Zocalo Square with a bout of rubber burning that excited the crowd no end. Here’s what went on in pictures:
Daniel Ricciardo: “It was a good day. We had a lot of fun. The fans were awesome, and that’s what these show runs are all about – getting the fans close to the cars, getting them excited about Formula 1. I’m really happy they all had a good time. I think Mexicans are fanatics of sports in general and embraced Formula 1. I think the race at the end of the year is going to be a big success. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been 23 years since the last race in Mexico, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”