On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, David Coulthard took the double title-winning RB8 for a spin in front of over 30,000 people against the backdrop of Belfast City Hall.
In recent months the Live Demo crew have taken our world championship winning machinery to all sorts of wonderful spots. We’ve powered through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, lit up Marseille’s docklands and we’ve hoisted the double-title winning RB7 62 stories into the air in Miami to turn donuts on the roof of a skyscraper.
However, amid all those exotic adventures, it’s fair to say that in recent times we might have slightly neglected our fans closer to home. It had been 8 years since the Bulls ran on the streets of Belfast and it was about time we put that right. Last Saturday, David Coulthard took the double title-winning RB8 for a spin in front of over 30,000 people against the backdrop of Belfast City Hall. The Scot pushed the RB8 to its limits on the damp track and gave the crowd exactly what they’d come to see with a series of show-stopping burnouts and donuts. “The reaction from the people of Belfast has been absolutely fantastic and I’m not just saying that in a ‘nice to be nice’ kind of way,” said DC afterwards. “The warmth of the fans has been amazing and the amount of people who have been coming over to say ‘thank you for coming to Belfast’, ‘thank you for bringing the F1 car here, so big thanks to Red Bull for making this opportunity possible. It's not easy to get all the permissions. I believe that not a lot of people live in the city and most live in the suburbs and outside of town, so to have them come here at night is a testament to the huge level of support for motorsport there is in Ireland,” he added.
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