With over 150,000 F1 fans stuffing the streets of Mexico City’s renowned Zocalo Square, Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz took to the streets in a pair of 2011 Red Bull RB7 F1 cars to dish out some burn out spirit for the crowds.
About the event, Aussie Red Bull-Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo said, “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.”
From Red Bull’s another F1 team, Toro Rosso-Renault’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro said, “”It’s great to be here and that Formula 1 has returned to Mexico and I’m sure it will be good for the city and the sport. The show run is a great way to bring fans close to Formula 1. I think Mexico is a great venue for F1, the city has hosted a race in the past and it’s always nice to go back to the old-school tracks where drivers like Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell have driven.”
Red Bull Volkswagen Touareg Dakar Rally SUV was also seen drifting on the roads of Mexico city.
Photo Credit: Camilo Rozo & Red Bull