Last saturday I went to the Red Bull Showrun here in Buenos Aires, with a couple of “non-F1″ friends (bad mistake).
I wanted them to see what an F1 car was like, and feel the huge power, the sound and all. I had gone to the same Showrun in 2008 (with David Coulthard and the Toro Rosso-based V10-engined showcar) and it was amaizing. He went bezerk ! braking hard, accelerating hard, sliding the car around a lot ! he astonished the crowd !
I hoped that, Red Bull now being triple world champions, they’d do something special. But it was soooooo lame ! Ricciardo did a couple of runs, a couple of doughnuts, but it was hardly exciting. And the sound of that V8 was quite rubbish (they had tunneled the rear exhausts all the way till diffuser… surely because of the heat or whatever).
So I wonder. Is the Showrun this lame everywhere else? or was it just a bad showing here in Buenos Aires? My friends really didn’t like it… and it wasn’t quite away from what we get every fortnight, the V8s from STC2000 (which was also there and did a couple of runs):