Red Bull stage F1 car stunt atop Dubai's Burj Al Arab


By Beatrice Thomas

Formula One team Red Bull Racing has pulled off a daring stunt atop the Burj Al Arab with a spectacular show of burning rubber in celebration of its championship win.

The team clinched the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships at the F1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, its fourth consecutive title.

Perched 210m 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 atop the Burj Al Arab helipad on Wednesday.

With driver David Coulthard behind the wheel, onlookers were treated to a spectacular show of burning rubber and tyre smoke and a stunning backdrop of the Arabian Gulf overlooking scenic views of Dubai’s skyline.