To celebrate an emphatic win of the Formula One Drivers' and Constructors’ World Championships at the F1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, Infiniti Red Bull Racing reached even loftier heights with a particularly stylish celebration atop the Dubai's plush Burj Al Arab hotel.
Perched 210 metres above the sea, on a helipad 24 metres wide, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s 750bhp F1 car (usually reserved for on-track use) became the first to ever run on top the Burj Al Arab helipad in an impressive show of burning rubber and tire smoke, set against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline.
Seconds after completing a mazy, screeching array of donuts in the car, ex F-1 British speedster David Coulthard stated: “That was a lot of fun. When Red Bull first suggested the idea to me I said 'why not?'. I like getting involved with anything that pushes the boundaries and it's what Red Bull stands for. I think this will produce fantastic, iconic shots in an amazing town and I’m really privileged to be part of it.”
Piers Schreiber, Spokesperson for Jumeirah Group, said: “Burj Al Arab has hosted many extraordinary events on its helipad, but none as exhilarating as a Formula One car in full spin. Not only is the hotel the most photographed and the most talked about in the world, it will soon class as having the most filmed helipad as well.”