More than 60,000 fans have braved chilly conditions yesterday to watch the Red Bull team take to the streets in a celebratory event at its home town of Milton Keynes, following the team successfully defending its Constructors’ and Drivers’ championship crowns.
Newly-crowned back-to-back World Champion Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Mark Webber were on hand to perform demonstration runs in a pair of F1 show cars just a few miles down the road from the team’s Buckinghamshire headquarters, with many fans staking their position along the town’s streets many hours beforehand.
“Without the fans, there’s no F1 and no Red Bull, so it’s good to give something back and celebrate our double World Championship like this,” Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner said.
“"I would like to say a huge thank you to Milton Keynes Council for what they have done for us. Closing the middle of the city on one if their busiest shopping days is highly appreciated, so a huge thank you to them for all their efforts.”
“It’s great to be here in Milton Keynes which is where the cars are built and everyone from the factory works,” added Vettel. “It’s nice to say thank you and to see all the fans from the area. It was good fun; we did some donuts and enjoyed ourselves out there.
“Thanks to all the fans that came today, we wanted to put on a great show, so I hope they enjoyed it. It’s a great way to finish the season.”
[Image via Red Bull Media]