Coulthard not to drive over 170 miles on Bandra-Worli sealink

Coulthard not to drive over 170 miles on Bandra-Worli sealink


Red Bull racing crew assembling their Formula 1 Car for the Red Bull Speed Link action on October 11, in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI

"The maximum speed that Coulthard drive is 170-180 miles per hour. The road (at the sealink) is flat as a track. It is not possible to drive at this much speed. He will be slowing it down," Red Bull Racing Team Support Manager, Tony Burrows told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event here.

Coulthard, a consultant with Red Bull after 14 years of active service on the F1 circuit, would drive down the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli Sea Link in a Red Bull's 2005 model racing car on October 11.

The five-year old team, which is currently second on the constructor's points list and has a racer Sebastian Vettel still in contention for the Formula One drivers' title, is enjoying its best run this season, Burrows said.

"Red Bull is going through a lot of transformation. Besides, there have been whole new regulations, lots of changes. The design team did very well this year. We had our best year this year," he said.

"When you start from a clean sheet of paper everyone has an equal opportunity," he added.

According to Burrows, the newly implemented cost regulations in F1 have slowed down the technological development of the cars.

"Cost regulation has slowed down the development of cars as we only get two hours of testing in a week," he said.

On Force India's performance in F1, he said that the team was doing very well.

Meanwhile, Red Bull Racing is likely to make an announcement on the engine it will use next year at the end of the racing season, spokesperson for the team said.

"An announcement to this effect is likely to be made by Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing Boss) at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix)," the spokesperson said.

The team is currently using a Renault RS27 engine.

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