Former F1 driver David Coulthard has been given the opportunity to drive the RB19 and RB1 cars by Red Bull Racing at the Silverstone circuit, a first-time experience for him driving a V6 hybrid F1 car.
‣ David Coulthard, the former F1 driver, has been given the opportunity to drive the RB19 by Red Bull Racing at the Silverstone circuit.
‣ This is Coulthard’s first time driving a V6 hybrid F1 car.
‣ In the garage, Coulthard interacts with Liam Lawson, a New Zealander who provides some information about the car.
‣ Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, advises Coulthard not to mess up, quoting Bernie Ecclestone.
David Coulthard’s got a pretty sweet deal. Red Bull Racing’s given him the opportunity to take the RB19 for a spin. A few laps around the track, nothing too crazy. This isn’t his first rodeo though. He’s also had a go with the RB1, the first of the RB series.
Silverstone circuit’s where it’s all happening. It’s a big deal for the Scot, especially since he’s never driven a V6 hybrid F1 car before. Talk about a learning curve, right?
Now, here’s where things get interesting. In the garage, he bumps into Liam Lawson. The New Zealander’s got a few things to say about the car. Coulthard, being the joker he is, retorts, “You know we are in competition for the drive in this car next year. So, once I get my suit on, I can’t be friendly.”
Christian Horner’s there too. He’s got some advice for Coulthard. In the immortal words of Bernie Ecclestone, he tells him, “Don’t f**k it up.” No pressure, right?