Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo drove his Formula One car down Rajpath, where 60,000 fans cheered him. Red Bull claims the car clocked speeds of over 300kph. The event was organized in association with CII. Known as the Speed Street, the event was outstanding and a never before like experience to get up, close and personal with the Red Bull F1 car. The car was also driven on the Janpath Road. The car also did some awesome doughnuts to thrill the huge number of spectators who had turned up to witness the event. Along with the car, also Freestyle Bike stunt team, Ghost Riderz blazed the track with their mind blowing performances and Renault Koleos vehicles performed some amazing drifting actions. Recently Renault had announced the allocation of Rs. 6.5 crore related to F1 promotional activities and since the Red Bull cars are powered by Renault engines, the French automaker had bought the Fluence and Koleos for display. The whole adrenaline was also complemented with performances by Bhangra troup and the famous Indian music band “Indian Ocean”. People like Rannvijay of Roadies fame and the famous movie producer Nagesh Kukunoor also attended the event and cheered the crowd.
“It was a proud moment for me to be the first Formula 1 driver to race down the iconic Rajpath. Today’s drive was truly exhilarating especially with the legions of cheering fans who lined up the road. I’ve never seen anything like this before but I’m sure that Red Bull has set millions of pulses racing as India waits for the lights to turn green at the Grand Prix later this month,” Daniel Riccardio said.
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– Joy Chatterjee