Redbull F1 Showrun hits Belfast City Centre

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Red Bull Racing returned to Belfast after nearly a decade for another live public show in the city centre.  Again driven by David Coulthard, this time driving the 2012 championship winning Formula 1 car, he braved the wet conditions in front of city hall for some fly-by runs and donuts to a 30,000+ strong crowd.

Redbull F1 Showrun hits Belfast City Centre

Those of you that remember the last event it was solely the F1 affair.  This time Red Bull sought to make much more of a visual spectacle inviting along local motorcycle racing legends Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams which wasted no time in lighting up the back wheel.

Redbull F1 Showrun hits Belfast City Centre

We also had Galway stunt rider Mattie Griffin defying the laws of physics with some incredible stunts despite the damp conditions making it especially tricky!

Redbull F1 Showrun hits Belfast City Centre

Drift prodigy, 15 year old Conor Shanahan was also in attendance drifting the streets of Belfast in his Nissan 180SX.  There is no doubt this was a great night of entertainment motorsport!

Redbull F1 Showrun hits Belfast City Centre

DC and the Red Bull F1 car of course was the star of the show, with the smell of well warmed slicks and that incredible Grand Prix noise reverberating off the city buildings, it made for a fantastic evening’s entertainment for everyone, not just us motorsport fans.

We hope that this isn’t the last time we see hear an F1 car tearing up the tarmac in the heart of the city.  Good work Red Bull – you’re welcome back any time!

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carmad. 19:47 | Tue 23 Oct, 2018 | Report
last time i went i was there early with the kids good spot 2/3 ppl back from barriers ect as soon as the car came out every knob came rushing out off the bars and started to push forward to see the car i actually left early before i started swinging digs at all the drunk wasters trying to push there way to the front basically squashing my kids so be careful free events attract all sorts
Boydie 20:10 | Tue 23 Oct, 2018 | Report
@carmad. I agree, we went to the crushed ice event and it was terrible for those same reasons
Gambit 19:24 | Mon 29 Oct, 2018 | Report
What's the craic with the Newry event are they running the car or just static display?
56oval 19:25 | Mon 29 Oct, 2018 | Report
| What's the craic with the Newry event are they running the car or just static display?
Giving it a haircut and sticking it on gumtree.
Jonny 21:22 | Mon 29 Oct, 2018 | Report
| Giving it a haircut and sticking it on gumtree.
Parked with @Rocko for safe storage and “private” sale (y)
swansty 08:25 | Tue 30 Oct, 2018 | Report
On display and engine start only.
Bryan 09:49 | Tue 30 Oct, 2018 | Report
| What's the craic with the Newry event are they running the car or just static display?
Newry seems a bit dubious. I haven't seen any official Red Bull promotions for it?
Gambit 09:53 | Tue 30 Oct, 2018 | Report
| Newry seems a bit dubious. I haven't seen any official Red Bull promotions for it?
it does but with First Derivatives being a technology partner of Red Bull Racing kind of made me think it was legit
RallyCiaran 10:17 | Tue 30 Oct, 2018 | Report
There is another location I've seen listed too, Portrush, at the Kellys complex.
r16vka 16:19 | Thu 01 Nov, 2018 | Report
| it does but with First Derivatives being a technology partner of Red Bull Racing kind of made me think it was legit
First derivaties (KX) are opening an new office in the centre of Newry, so the Red Bull will be outside. https://www.newry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BID-F1-FB-Cvr.jpg We were the architects for the office, so i can confirm its legit ;)


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