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Red Bull do doughnuts on the Burj Al Arab Helipad to celebrate F1 title (video)

Fri, 01 Nov 2013

David Coulthard gives the thumbs up whilst doing doughnuts

Sebastian Vettel may be cool, collected and composed behind the wheel of his Red Bull F1, but even an in-control German needs to let off steam when he’s just taken his fourth F1 drivers title in a row. So at last week’s Indian Grand Prix, Seb celebrated his title win by producing a series of doughnuts in his car on the finish line, much to the annoyance of FIA officials who fined him €25k for his celebrations.

But the latest doughnuts by an F1 team won’t have the FIA up in arms (probably) even if the stunt Red Bull have pulled to mark their latest achievements will give anyone who’s afraid of heights the heebie-jeebies.

Red Bull are in Abu Dhabi this week for the Grand Prix and have taken the chance to take an F1 car to the helipad at the top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel (the same helipad Aston Martin used to launch the Vanquish in Dubai last year) and enlisted David Coulthard to turn a series of doughnuts at 1053 feet above the ground.

It’s a great way to show off and celebrate yet another drivers and constructors title for Red Bull, and a great way to show the FIA that celebratory doughnuts are worth the effort.

But don’t watch if you’re afraid of heights. One slip and DC could have been the first man in a flying F1 car.

By Cars UK