For the first time in history, a Formula One car will speed through El Malecón of Santo Domingo during in a demonstration for all Dominicans. On Sunday, May 23 Red Bull Racing – the team that finished second in last year’s Formula One Championship - will debut its car in the country.
The popular Malecón of Santo Domingo, one of the most emblematic settings in the Dominican capital, will receive Red Bull Racing’s powerful blue and red car that can reach speeds of 300 kilometers per hour and noise levels of up to 150 decibels, louder than a plane during takeoff. The car will be driven by a Red Bull driver who is associated with the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One teams – although which one is still to be announced.
Red Bull Fórmula Santo Domingo, produced by Bravo Entertainment Events y Peynado GA, will be staged at George Washington Avenue, which will be transformed into a two kilometre long race-track, running from Máximo Gómez Avenue to Presidente Vicinni Burgos Street. A famous Formula One pit-stop will also be recreated, along with many other attractions that will take place throughout the day.
Red Bull Racing has quickly become recognised as a Championship challenging team, since its foundation in 2004. In 2009, the team enjoyed its best year to date with six wins and second place in Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with the RB5, which is powered by Renault and driven by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. The team also gained valuable advice from F1 legend David Coulthard.
In the last five years, Red Bull Racing has performed show runs in Holland, Poland, Hungary, South Africa, Croatia, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, Jamaica and Peru. After its visit to Dominican Republic, it will continue the tour in Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia and Greece, among others.
Formula One is the ultimate motorsport series, which incites excitement among fans. This year 12 teams and 24 drivers will race each other in front of millions of spectators. The Championship started on March 14 in Bahrain and will continue on March 28 in Australia.