Of all the teams in Formula 1 Red Bull certainly knows how to have fun with their retired cars. In the past they have performed pit stops without attractionmade donuts on the hotel’s helipad at an altitude of 700 feet (213 m) and even raced them with skiers down the snow-capped mountains.
Now the team’s latest trick is in the form of promotion for the upcoming the inaugural Miami Grand Prixand he sees Sergio “Cheka” Perez driver racing in a car from New York to Miami to check out a new track.
The video begins in New York City, where a confusion between Perez and team boss Christian Horner leads him to believe he should have been in Miami “today” rather than “in May” when the race is scheduled to take place. From there you can see him moving at speed and gliding through the streets of New York, but not without stopping at a store in Chinatown to take Red Bull (of course …). This metaphorical pit stop brought him a parking ticket, but the next stop on his journey was a literal pit stop on the side of the road to replace the tires with treads for a few slips.
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It should be noted that the car driven by Perez is not this year’s contender, and it’s not last year’s championship car winner. Instead, it’s the 2011 RB7 Red Bull in the team’s modern livery. However, this is all the better because it means we will hear a glorious loud V8 scream as the car speeds through the city streets. It should also be noted that for obvious reasons, Perez does not actually drive from New York to Florida, so thanks to the power of film magic RB7 is teleported from Manhattan to the Everglades for the next part of the video.
At this point, we see Perez drifting along the dirt roads of the wetlands, but his merriment is stopped by an alligator blocking his path. Fortunately, a professional wakeboarder and Red Bull athlete Parks Boniface just happened to be passing by on his fan boat, and he managed to get rid of the alligator. Boniface then ties the tow to the back of the RB7, and we can see a bit of his skills when Perez pulls him on a water skiing barefoot. After that, Cheka finally gets to Miami, but due to the initial confusion gets to the unfinished track. However, this does not prevent him from passing quickly through the completed sections after his crew on the pit opens the gate.
Overall the video may be a little nasty, but that doesn’t make all the wild tricks in it any less impressive, and to see them for yourself, you can watch the full video below.
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Red Bull transports an F1 car from New York to Florida to promote the upcoming Miami Grand Prix
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