Red Bull are set to celebrate their 2022 World Championship domination in style, with the Austrians planning a showrun in Dublin, Ireland, next month.
The demo will take place on 15 January along North Wall Quay, with it set to feature one very special car.
Sebastian Vettel’s 2011 championship-winning car, the RB7, will hit the streets of Dublin with ex-F1 driver David Coulthard behind the wheel.
Vettel’s 2011 campaign was a dominant one, with the German having claimed 11 victories in his third season for the energy drink-owned side.
Looking ahead to the demo run, Coulthard is hopeful that the “weather is kind” for those who attend the demo, so they can hear a screaming V8 in all its glory.
“I think it is fantastic to have the opportunity to take Formula One beyond the racetrack, so it is great to bring the show to Dublin,” said Coulthard.
“I know the craic is going to be great, I know the energy is going to be great, I just hope the weather is kind to us so we can put on a really nice show.
“When I was in Belfast it was wet, and it was quite difficult to do anything exciting. But it’s as close as I’m going to get to doing something in Scotland, and there’s a kindred spirit between the Scots and Irish so I’m looking forward to it.
“And I may be encouraged by my old buddy Eddie Jordan to come along and spread some of his craziness!”
Vettel’s 11 victories in 2011 meant that he won 57.9-percent of the races completed, whilst he at least stood on the podium at 89.4-percent of the races.
It was a truly remarkable season for Vettel, who claimed his second of four World Championships that season.
Despite Max Verstappen’s recent superiority in the sport, Vettel remains the most-decorated Red Bull driver of all-time; however, the Dutchman is quickly hunting down the spot as Red Bull’s number one.
The fact that Vettel’s car is going to be used by Red Bull in the showrun is perhaps as a sign of respect to the now retired F1 driver, who called it a day at the end of the recently completed season.
With four titles and 53 victories to his name, the 35-year-old retired from the pinnacle of motorsport as one of the most successful drivers of all-time, something Verstappen will perhaps be hoping to emulate.