Buemi to drive Red Bull F1 car on ice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull are planning to celebrate the return of the Canadian Grand Prix to the F1 calendar with a special event in Montreal.

Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi will drive one of their F1 cars on a specially-constructed ice circuit by the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The event will take place at the Olympic Basin at the Parc Jean-Drapeau on Sunday 17th January 17 at 1pm local time.

See the Red Bull Frozen One Facebook page for more information.

If Buemi wants any tips on how an F1 car handles on ice he needs to talk to Nick Heidfeld, who drove a BMW F1.06 on a frozen lake in St. Moritz in 2007. He used special studded tyres supplied by Bridgestone.

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