In preparation for the Grand Prix of the Netherlands on the newly renovated Zandvoort circuit – a race I was looking forward to in January – Red Bull Racing let its two drivers transport the ass to the home country of the Verstappens in the former RB7 and RB8, winner of the championship in 2011 and 2012. Although they were covered in skin in the livery of the current team, abandoning Infiniti for Aston Martin and Total for Esso.
This Dutch road trip shows some of the biggest monuments in the country. From the Rotterdam quays, the duo descend to discover some famous windmills in the beautiful Dutch countryside. They go to The Hague, then to the beach where another Red Bull Dutchman awaits them, the motocross champion Jeffrey Herlings. Typical Red Bull shenanigans follow. I never thought I would see Formula 1 cars driving on a beach.
Obviously, the Grand Prix of the Netherlands did not take place last weekend, and it is as close as we are to get into Formula 1 action on the track for a while. These naturally aspirated V8s sound great, don’t they?
Once all the shenanigans are over and the bike has jumped over the two Grand Prix cars, Verstappen and Albon head to the Zandvoort circuit to give it a few laps. This is where the video takes a dark turn. What should be a celebration of the new circuit, the Red Bull drivers and the triumphant return of racing on a historic circuit, the cars on the track and the fans in the pit only remind me of the disaster we wake up to every day. Brutal, Red Bull. Brutal.
I like to imagine that Red Bull ships its driver-installed cars around the world in large freight containers. I mean, Max is already pretty much a robot, so why wouldn’t he agree with such a thing?
H / T WTF1