Red Bull F1 had their latest Castle to Castle road trip, going through Czech Republic and Slovakia, involving David Coulthard, with a stunt too.
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The energy drinks backed outfit took its double title-winning Red Bull Racing RB7 for a wild ride through the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which culminated in a ‘world first’ stunt between a F1 car and an inverted Red Bull Race plane.
While the RB7 hit top speed on the short runway in conventional style, 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Champion, Martin Sonka, took an alternative route, flipping his Extra 300 SR race plane onto is back for a heart-stopping full-throttle flight, inverted, just metres above our F1 car and with the drivers almost eyeball to eyeball throughout.
The Castle to Castle is the latest in an ever-growing series of incredible road trips as Czech Republic and Slovakia joined the list including US, Amsterdam and Istanbul. The latest trip saw them start from Prague Castle, go through the Charles Bridge, then crossing the scenic vineyards of the Moravia region, onto Slovakia’s capital Bratislava before heading to Proprad Airfield for the ultimate speed showdown.
“The great thing about this film is that it’s all real,” said Coulthard. “When the aircraft is just a few metres above the RB7 and upside down, that is real, that is the skill of Martin. It’s a professional right at the top of his game. I really enjoy the fact that I have the opportunity to showcase the Formula One car across different countries and here in the Czech Republic and Slovakia we’re on cobbled streets and dusty tracks and some beautiful scenery in the mountains. It’s been incredible and Castle to Castle has been like a journey of discovery for me as well as a showcasing what a Formula One car can do off-track.”
At the same time, Monka added: “We have both have very limited vision out of our cockpits and for me to fly at such a low level and inverted, I more or less need to look to the front to be able to control the height of the plane. The driver also has to look to the front but because of the head and neck restraint F1 drivers use he can’t look up. So we solved the problem by placing a small mirror in front of him so he could see me and look to the front. It was incredible to fly in such a formation, plus I’m a big fan of Formula 1 so just seeing the car so close from the cockpit of my airplane was something really special.”
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