The world-first stunt was carried out by Crimson Bull Racing, who has undertaken some fairly superior Components 1 street journeys of their time. However the newest journey would possibly simply prime all of them – by taking the double title-winning Crimson Bull Racing RB7 for a wild trip by the Czech Republic and Slovakia that culminates in a ‘world first’ stunt between the F1 automobile and an inverted Crimson Bull Race aircraft.
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This was no atypical battle of the pilots, nevertheless. Whereas the RB7 hit prime velocity on the brief runway in standard model, 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 automobile 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 only a few 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 sport.”
However as Martin explains, the race was much more advanced than both the F1 or the Air Race champion may have imagined. “We’ve got each have very restricted imaginative and prescient out of our cockpits and for me to fly at such a low degree and inverted, I kind of have to look to the entrance to have the ability to management the peak of the aircraft. The driving force additionally has to look to the entrance however due to the pinnacle and neck restraint, F1 drivers use he can’t search for. So we solved the issue by putting a small mirror in entrance of him so he may see me and look to the entrance. It was unimaginable to fly in such a formation, plus I’m a giant fan of Components 1 so simply seeing the automobile 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 unimaginable street journeys for Crimson Bull Racing Honda, and after lately crisscrossing the US, wheel-spinning by the streets of Amsterdam and thundering throughout the 15 July Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, the Crew’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 the scenic vineyards of the Moravia area and onto Slovakia’s lovely capital Bratislava earlier than heading to Proprad Airfield for the final word velocity 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 get pleasure from the truth that I’ve the chance to showcase the Components One automobile throughout totally 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 unimaginable and Fort to Fort has been like a journey of discovery for me in addition to a showcasing what a Components One automobile can do off-track.”