Buemi’s ice-capade abandoned (Pictures)

Huskies have better grip on ice than F1 cars

Huskies have better grip on ice than F1 cars

Sebastien Buemi didn’t get to drive his Red Bull on ice after all. The team had to abandon its “Frozen One” event near the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve because it wasn’t quite frozen enough.

However the team were able to do some photography with the car in uncharacteristically icy surroundings. Have a look at the results below – check out the studded tyres for gripping the ice!

Image (C) Red Bull/Getty images

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17 comments on Buemi’s ice-capade abandoned (Pictures)

  1. Travis said on 20th January 2010, 12:44

    That’s a shame – I was looking forward to seeing a video.

    And can I say that I thought the tyre spikes would be larger. Then again I’ve never seen what the tyres look like on snow/ice racing vehicles…

  2. maciek said on 20th January 2010, 13:24

    It’s a real shame – my parents were off to see it and I surely would have had some photos and video to share with everyone… I’m curious about the picture with the guys playing hockey; must be purely photo-op – as far as I know no public event took place at all.

  3. sato113 said on 20th January 2010, 13:38

    well what a waste of money that was…

  4. John H said on 20th January 2010, 14:07

    That RB5 looks a bit different does it not? Engine ‘gills’ and a different exhaust?

  5. Choltz said on 20th January 2010, 14:19

    They should have taken it up to Tremblant and tried to drive the car on that track in the snow with the studded tires, but playing hockey with an F1 car seems like fun too!

  6. I totally forgot about it…

    @Choltz that would have been cool.

    Talking about the mild winter here, they are already re-naming the Vancouver 2010 winter games to Vancouver Spring Games…..

  7. Adrian said on 20th January 2010, 15:13

    I would love to see an Ice Grand Prix…and now it’s been proven that the tyres can be made for it…

  8. new winter Olympics. RACING a f1 car on ice.

  9. MtlRacer said on 20th January 2010, 16:53

    The Facebook page Redbull had setup for the event announced the cancellation on Saturday. A shame because it was much colder on Sunday than what was forecast.

    I used to play street hockey when I was kid and we had to stop often because of cars… but we NEVER got interrupted by an F1!

  10. MtlRacer said on 20th January 2010, 17:12

    Check the video: http://drop.io/redbull_frozenone
    (100 MB h264 mov)

  11. dumb question: is that the Red Bull car? It says Renault somewhere… I thought since it was Buemi that it was a Toro Rosso event…

  12. abhishek said on 21st January 2010, 18:28

    guys, didnt u find the photos of a little lower quality this time??
    the edges aren’t sharp enough

  13. The event was called off in Montreal and they didn’t tell the public they were going up to St-Alexis-des-Monts for the real fun…
    Too bad, because I would have certainly driven up there to watch the entertainment.
    :(

  14. MtlRacer said on 22nd January 2010, 19:00

    This video has sound and includes the hockey players that weren’t in the B-Roll.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwUwykydHWs

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